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15 Feb. 2015
Worlds Collide
For over 50,000 years Aboriginal Australians meet challenges like the deadly marsupial lion. Then British convicts and their guards arrive. Burglar James Ruse is the only farmer. He must grow crops in Australian soil or die. Under Pemulwuy the First Australians strike back. The colonists rebel against Governor William Bligh, a revolution with its roots in rum - possibility of a free country?
 
22 Feb. 2015
Break Out
Wool drives the colonies' expansion. For some convicts Australia becomes a land of opportunity. Caroline Chisholm saves vulnerable young women. Gold rushes spark population and wealth explosions. An incredible journey wires Australia to the world and new leisure time encourages a unique football code. Gold miners fight and die for their rights against the deadliest army in the world.
 

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