Brave New World - Australia

Series 4 - BBC TWO NI (2017)

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Documentary series exploring Northern Ireland's cultural links to the rest of the world.

Episode 1 William Crawley explores the legacy of Ulster-Scots men and women who emigrated 'down under.'Beginning in Sydney, he discovers how one of the founding fathers of Australian democracy was the son of a suspected highwayman from Portadown, and meets the descendant of one of a thousand girls sent to Australia from Ulster workhouses during the Famine.

Episode 1

William Crawley explores the legacy of Ulster-Scots men and women who emigrated 'down under.'Beginning in Sydney, he discovers how one of the founding fathers of Australian democracy was the son of a suspected highwayman from Portadown, and meets the descendant of one of a thousand girls sent to Australia from Ulster workhouses during the Famine.

Episode 2 In programme two of Brave New World: Australia William Crawley continues the story of Ulster's migrants 'down under'. Travelling from New South Wales to Melbourne, Victoria, he discovers how a magistrate's son from Rathfriland became one of Australia's most notorious bushrangers and uncovers the story of the female mechanic with roots in Belfast who became a Melbourne celebrity in the Roaring Twenties.

Episode 2

In programme two of Brave New World: Australia William Crawley continues the story of Ulster's migrants 'down under'. Travelling from New South Wales to Melbourne, Victoria, he discovers how a magistrate's son from Rathfriland became one of Australia's most notorious bushrangers and uncovers the story of the female mechanic with roots in Belfast who became a Melbourne celebrity in the Roaring Twenties.

Episode 3 In the last in the series, William Crawley continues to explore the history of Ulster emigration to Australia. In Queensland, he hears the incredible survival story of a 19th-century explorer from the Moy in County Tyrone and explores the Scottish and Irish musical influences on Australia's King of Country, Slim Dusty.

Episode 3

In the last in the series, William Crawley continues to explore the history of Ulster emigration to Australia. In Queensland, he hears the incredible survival story of a 19th-century explorer from the Moy in County Tyrone and explores the Scottish and Irish musical influences on Australia's King of Country, Slim Dusty.

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