An inside look at some of Australia's most powerful families — Downer, Macarthur, Wright, Myer, Durack and De Bortoli. Presented here are the six episodes from series one, first screened on ABC TV in November 2002, which reveal the story of some of Australia's great dynasties, the ways they have shaped our society, their private motivations and their ongoing influences.es
In Australia, politics is as dynastic as it is democratic.
Once Australia's most powerful pastoral family, the Macarthur dynasty now clings to its ancestral home, Camden Park — on the outskirts of Sydney, passed down over seven generations — as its final link to a glorious past.
Following in a great woman's footsteps isn't easy.
It is claimed that Myers is Melbourne and today the Myers sit in the front row of Melbourne society
The Duracks were among the first of Australia's great cattle kings.
The De Bortoli dynasty owes much of its success to its Italian heritage, but for how much longer can it stay true to its down-to-earth roots?