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Australian Story (1996)

Putting the "real" back into reality television, Australian Story is an award-winning documentary series with no narrator and no agendas — just authentic stories told entirely in people's own words.

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Release Date: Wed, May 29, 1996

Country: AU
Language: En
Runtime: 30

Leigh Sales
Self - Presenter

Season 29:

The Making of Mini - Katrina Gorry
Episode 1: The Making of Mini - Katrina Gorry (Feb 19, 2024)
After the Matildas' World Cup glory, star midfielder Katrina Gorry introduces us to the tiny secret weapon who rekindled her love for the game.
Mama's on a Mission - Mechelle Turvey
Episode 2: Mama's on a Mission - Mechelle Turvey (Feb 26, 2024)
When the senseless death of teenager Cassius Turvey ignited fury across the nation, his mother Mechelle responded with a call for peace and unity.
Driven - Minjee and Min Woo Lee
Episode 3: Driven - Minjee and Min Woo Lee (Mar 04, 2024)
Sibling golf superstars Minjee and Min Woo Lee are like chalk and cheese, but they share the same goal - to be World No 1.
Call of Duty - Anjali Sharma
Episode 4: Call of Duty - Anjali Sharma (Mar 11, 2024)
School striker Anjali Sharma sued the government at 16. Now she's taking her fight for an end to fossil fuels to federal parliament, and the powerbrokers are listening.
Peter Garrett
Episode 5: Peter Garrett (Mar 18, 2024)
In an Australian Story special, former politician and Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett opens up to Leigh Sales about love, loss and living large.
On the Brink - Bon Scott
Episode 6: On the Brink - Bon Scott (Mar 25, 2024)
Australian Story revisits the remarkable life of the late Bon Scott to celebrate the 50th anniversary of him joining AC/DC.
Patient Zero - Richard Scolyer
Episode 7: Patient Zero - Richard Scolyer (Apr 01, 2024)
Australian Story checks in on 2024 Australian of the Year Professor Richard Scolyer as he reaches a remarkable milestone in his revolutionary cancer treatment.
Out of the Wild - Gina Chick
Episode 8: Out of the Wild - Gina Chick (Apr 08, 2024)
How life has changed for inaugural Alone Australia winner Gina Chick. In conversation with Leigh Sales.
Man Underground - Arnold Dix
Episode 9: Man Underground - Arnold Dix (Apr 15, 2024)
Locals know him as a flower farmer but Arnold Dix shot to global fame when he helped rescue 41 Indian workers from a tunnel collapse. It turns out Arnold is also a barrister, scientist, engineer and a very unlikely hero.
Out of the Chaos - Anna Coutts-Trotter
Episode 10: Out of the Chaos - Anna Coutts-Trotter (Apr 22, 2024)
When Federal Labor Minister Tanya Plibersek learned her daughter Anna had been abused during a high school relationship, it was the beginning of the family's brutal fight for justice. Now Anna Coutts-Trotter is on a mission to support other survivors grappling with the aftermath of abuse.
One in Seven Trillion - Leila McDougall
Episode 11: One in Seven Trillion - Leila McDougall (Apr 29, 2024)
Leila McDougall has been defying the odds since childhood. She's overcome dyslexia, beaten cancer, and after sneaking into acting school, has written, produced and starred in a feature film to help her farming community.
Face to Fake - Chelsea Bonner
Episode 12: Face to Fake - Chelsea Bonner (May 06, 2024)
Modelling agent Chelsea Bonner has spent her career fighting to change perceptions of beauty but now she has an even bigger battle on her hands - artificial intelligence.
Off Menu - Josh Niland
Episode 13: Off Menu - Josh Niland (May 13, 2024)
Josh Niland's arguably Australia's hottest chef right now with his revolutionary approach to fish. The genesis of his wild experimentation: a life and death battle in childhood and the fear of failure as a young restaurateur.
Off Menu - Shaun Christie-David
Episode 14: Off Menu - Shaun Christie-David (May 20, 2024)
He can't cook, he's not after money but Shaun Christie-David is building a restaurant empire that's changing lives one dish at a time.
Off Menu - Kylie Kwong
Episode 15: Off Menu - Kylie Kwong (May 27, 2024)
Kylie Kwong has been at the top of the Australian food scene for three decades. Now she reveals her surprising next chapter, as she continues to channel unimaginable grief into a force for good.
On The Outside Looking In - Cold Chisel
Episode 16: On The Outside Looking In - Cold Chisel (Jun 03, 2024)
As rock band Cold Chisel marks its 50th anniversary, we explore why the iconic group has made such a lasting impact on Australian culture.
The War Pup - Quaden Bayles
Episode 17: The War Pup - Quaden Bayles (Jun 10, 2024)
When Quaden Bayles was nine, he was bullied and trolled for having dwarfism. But he also caught the eye of Mad Max director George Miller, and now at 13, has emerged triumphant.

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