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The Story of AustraliaForging a Nation (Episode 3)

1862 – 1915: The Birth of the Bushranger and Australia’s love affair with rogues, Opera star Nellie Melba launches Australia on the world’s great stages, The Fight for a Fair Go, and in World War One: Submarine Mission Impossible, Sniper Billy Sing and a Letter that saves Thousands. Bush Ranger Frank Gardner attempts Australia’s biggest heist and forges a legend. Dame Nellie Melba faces a daunting audition for the chance to become the most famous Australian in the world. In hard times, battles between workers and bosses lead to a progressive, fair society – for some. The Australian colonies unite to create a nation for the continent and quickly face a global conflict. From the horrors of World War 1 come invention and audacity. The Australian submarine AE2 changes the course of the Gallipoli campaign. Sniper Billy Sing allows himself to become the target to protect his mates. Journalist Frank Murdoch’s daring letter will save thousands of lives – if he can bypass British Intelligence.

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