Australia on Trial

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.


Season 1.0

1. The Mount Rennie Outrage (2012-04-05)
2. The Eureka 13 (2012-04-12)
3. Massacre at Myall Creek (2012-04-19)