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.
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.
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.