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‘Adulation, fame and money’: Sport and celebrity in 1913

In 1913, just like today, Australia loved its sporting heroes. Victor Trumper, Dally Messenger and Snowy Baker were celebrities and entrepreneurs as well as elite athletes who were starting to realise that sporting glory could be financially rewarding.
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Presenters: Guy Hansen

Women in White Australia

Throughout Australia, the women of 1913 were fighting to have their voices heard. Rae Frances tells their story and outlines how women pursued their dreams of equality between the sexes.
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Presenters: Rae Frances

Leisure time, 1913

Historian Jill Julius Matthews surveys magazines and movies from 1913 to look at how people in Australia spent their leisure time a century ago.

‘Gone to Navy’: Defending Australia, 1913

A lively look at the way Australia gained its navy in 1913, with historians Peter Stanley and David Stevens revealing how the acquisition was much more than just a collection of warships.
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Presenters: Peter Stanley and David Stevens

The state of photography in 1913 with historian Helen Ennis

Photographic curator, historian and author Helen Ennis discusses the rise of photography in 1913 and its use by professionals, amateurs, ethnographers and scientific explorers, as well as exploring similarities and differences in 100 years of portraiture.
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Presenters: Helen Ennis

Role of Australians in Antarctica in 1913

Tom Griffiths tells the story of the young Australians who set out to explore the frozen continent in the name of scientific curiosity, and how 1913 was a year of trauma and waiting, and of nightmares more than dreams.
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Presenters: Tom Griffiths, with an introduction by Anthea Gunn

Australian art and artists in 1913

Andrew Sayers highlights the new directions being explored by important Australian artists around 1913, many of whom are little-known today. He also examines the role of arts and crafts in 1913 society and Australian reactions to new art movements in Europe.
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Presenters: Andrew Sayers, with an introduction by Guy Hansen

Surveyors at the snowline: surveying the ACT-NSW border 1910-15

Canberra historian Matthew Higgins tells a story of adventure and discovery by three young men, Percy Sheaffe, Harry Mouat and Freddie Johnston, working in Australia’s rugged mountain country to mark the national capital and its surrounding territory.
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Presenters: Matthew Higgins, with an introduction by David Arnold

Australia’s place in the world - 1913 lecture

Historian Nicolas Brown reflects on the emerging world of modernity of Australia in 1913, and the world lost to looming international pressures and the threat of war.
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Presenters: Nicholas Brown, with an introduction by Michelle Hetherington

Glorious Days: Australia 1913 - exhibition opening

The Governor-General Quentin Bryce highlighted the role of women in Australia and the importance of Indigenous culture, as portrayed in the exhibition, as she took a retrospective look at where we have come from in 100 years and where we may go in the next 100 years.
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Presenters: Quentin Bryce, Andrew Sayers and Agnes Shea
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