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SBS – Tony Robinson Down Under (2011) 6of6 Still Stroppy Beggars

Tony Robinson Down Under 6of6 Still Stroppy Beggars
Tony Robinson Down Under
Tony Robinson uncovers key events and major influences that define Australia, taking a romp through time to reveal a history that sometimes challenges what is known about the land down under

SBS - Tony Robinson Down under  (2011) Part 1: Race to the End of the World
Tony asks why Australia remained undiscovered by European maritime nations for so many centuries and finds a man with an incredible theory on who got to Australia first after the indigenous population


SBS - Tony Robinson Down under  (2011) Part 2: Against the Odds
Tony reveals how the first British colony in Australia struggled for survival as the settlers, who had no farmers among their number, battled to find and grow enough food to sustain their community


SBS - Tony Robinson Down under  (2011) Part 3: The People are Revolting
Tony recalls how, as early settlers sank their roots deeper into the soils of the new colony, the first rumblings about liberty and freedom grew and the governing authority was increasingly questioned


SBS - Tony Robinson Down under  (2011) Part 4: Eureka!
Tony walks in the footsteps of Australia’s first inland explorers and discovers how the country’s fortunes were turned around by the discovery of gold, which brought commerce, corruption and dissent


SBS - Tony Robinson Down under  (2011) Part 5: Still Stroppy Beggars
Tony traces immigration and multi-culturalism in Australia from the early 1800s, telling how the country needed migrants to prosper and bounties were offered for human cargo from the UK and Ireland


SBS - Tony Robinson Down under  (2011) Part 6: Welcome to Australia
Tony looks at how a country founded as a penal colony grew into a nation, meets cartoonist Warren Brown and ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and ponders how the past has influenced the Australia of today

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