Makers of Modern Australia on ABC – A four-part history series, told through the stories of some of the country’s most intriguing and influential figures: the leaders, rebels, artists and innovators who made modern Australia.

Australia may not always have known how to appreciate its artists, intellectuals and creators. But the arts have been crucial in articulating a vision of what Australia means.

They have connected us to the feelings and experiences we all share and drawn our attention to the stories and histories of our fellow Australians that may be less familiar to us, and less comfortable.

They’ve celebrated us and immortalized us; criticized us and lampooned us.

They’ve appealed to our imaginations as well as our ambitions – showing us who we are, and challenging us to grow, as individuals and as a national community.


Makers of Modern Australia – Tuesday 26 September, 2023 at 9.30pm on ABC TV and ABC iview

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Makers of Modern Australia on ABC