KENNEDY MILLER - GREAT AUSTRALIAN STORIES (16 DVD Set)
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Bodyline: Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. The series generated much anger and resentment towards the English team within Australia and seriously damaged Anglo-Australian cricketing relations at the time.
The Dismissal: The drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the subsequent installation, in Parliament, of the Liberal 'caretaker government' and Mr. Malcolm Fraser as the 'caretaker' Prime Minister.
The Dirtwater Dynasty: The story of embittered rivalry, triumph and despair. The life of Richard Eastwick is told in a story spanning three generations and eight decades. Born in the London slums in 1878, he comes to Australia at age 20, with nothing but a handful of courage and a dream.
Bangkok Hilton: The story of Kat Stanton, an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage through Thai customs, only for the police to find drugs in her bag.
Vietnam: Set against the backdrop of Beatlemania, Flower-power and LSD induced euphoria, Vietnam is a stunningly powerful re-enactment of the bitterly controversial issue of Australia's involvement in what was perceived as an American war. A story with immense power to distress and the magic to move the hardest hearts.
The Cowra Breakout: In August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or suicide, while 334 prisoners are recaptured over the subsequent nine days.