Seasons and episodes
23Season 23 Feb. 05, 2018
- 23 - 4The Man in Bed 10Feb. 26, 2018
- 23 - 7Channelling Mr Woo²Mar. 19, 2018
- 23 - 11The Justice Principle (Part 1)Apr. 23, 2018
- 23 - 12The Justice Principle (Part 2)Apr. 30, 2018
- 23 - 13Baby StepsMay. 07, 2018
- 23 - 14The ChoirmasterMay. 14, 2018
- 23 - 20Leading the WayAug. 20, 2018
- 23 - 23The Teacher's WifeSep. 10, 2018
- 23 - 25The Town that Saved ItselfSep. 24, 2018
- 23 - 28UnbreakableOct. 15, 2018
- 23 - 29Hope SpringsOct. 29, 2018
- 23 - 30No SurrenderNov. 05, 2018
- 23 - 31Call Me HarrisonNov. 12, 2018
Australian Story is a national weekly documentary series, produced and broadcast on ABC Television. Since 1996 Australian Story has featured many Australians from diverse backgrounds and reputations. Examples include Hazel Hawke, rugby league coach Wayne Bennett, Australia’s first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard, comedian & broadcaster Red Symons, actor and author William McInnes, former Governor-General Peter Hollingworth, fashion designers Sass & Bide, art-activist Van Rudd, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and actress and singer Belinda Emmett. Lower profile Australians have also been profiled, such as Sabina Wolanski who was the Holocaust survivor chosen to represent the six million dead at the opening of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
There is no reporter narration – the stories are ‘told’ by the profile subjects and other individuals such as friends, family, colleagues and critics. The program aims to present a varied and contrasting picture of contemporary Australia and Australians, both known and unknown.
But on the whole, the personal approach to story-telling has been very well received with the program winning many professional awards including seven Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism and four consecutive Logie Awards.
Original title Australian Story
First air date May. 29, 1996
Last air date Nov. 12, 2018