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Season 2

  • 1 mins
  • Australia
  • English
  • Documentary

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

6 episodes

2x01 Wentworth

  • Season Premiere

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Our greatest colonial dynasty was founded by 'the bastard son of a highway robber by a convict whore': WC Wentworth, the father of colonial self-government and an explorer of the Blue Mountains.

2x02 Rose

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A working class sporting dynasty, built on the foundations of small town values and the Collingwood Football Club.

2x03 Boyd

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Arthur Boyd was a painter from a family of painters, potters, architects, writers and sculptors — but his fame eclipsed them all.

2x04 Marika

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The Aboriginal dynasty that gave Australia the closest thing to a Magna Carta and made the custodianship of land and culture its greatest strength.

2x05 Kidman

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Australia's cattle king, Sir Sidney Kidman, built a massive empire that covered 3½ percent of the continent.

2x06 Belgiorno-Nettis

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Coming to Australia in the early '50s, Franco Belgiorno-Nettis, the poor son of a southern Italian family, quickly became one of our most successful industrialists and art patrons, founding the Sydney Biennale.