Great Australian Stuff premieres in April

Wednesday 15 March 2023

Starts Tuesday 11 April, 8 pm on ABC TV and ABC iview

In this fascinating four-part series for ABC, Tony Armstrong unpacks the surprising, strange, and sometimes dark history behind our most iconic stuff. The Logie Award-winner and ABC News Breakfast sports presenter discovers some surprising histories – from cakes to casks, meat pies and Chicko Rolls, Speedos and Stubbies.

Great Australian Stuff features some of our most famous and loved products, inventions, food and fashion and it examines Australian history through the lens of some old favourites – Vegemite, Hills Hoist, the Boomerang, the Victa lawn mower, One Day Cricket and Sherrin footballs.

Joining Tony to share stories about their stuff are Benjamin Law, Nazeem Hussain, Jenny Kee, Nornie Bero, Kevin Kropinyeri, Richard Glover and Jean Kittson to name a few. Tony digs deep into the ABC archives to uncover what makes some stuff “great”, what’s our most loved – and loathed stuff – and what stuff we should celebrate.

PRODUCTION CREDITS:  Wildbear Entertainment Production for ABC. Financed with support from the ABC, Screen Canberra, National Museum of Australia and in partnership with National Archives of Australia and ANU Australian Studies Institute. Series Producer Mike Bluett, Executive Producer Alan Erson. ABC Executive Producer Kalita Corrigan.

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We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

Updated:  11 April 2023/Responsible Officer:  Institute Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications