Australia on Trial

Show Australia on Trial


Original run: 05.04.2012 — 19.04.2012
Country of origin: Australia
Genre: Adventure, History
Network: ABC
Watched by: 1 of 740 722
Total running time: 2 hours 9 minutes
Episode duration: 43


Presented by historian Michael Cathcart, Australia on Trial is a thought‐provoking three‐part series recreating the historic trials that throw light on the Australia of colonial times. These high‐profile and controversial court cases raised major issues of national identity at a time when Australia was evolving from the dominion of the British Empire into a more autonomous federated nation in the late 19th century. But they also raised universal themes and concerns that still resonate in modern‐day Australia.

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