There’s no country like Australia a land rich in history and culture and no one knows the land quite like our First Nations people. They’ve always been here observing, testing, evaluating, adapting and inventing.
The extraordinary innovation and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in shaping every element of life on the Australian continent over millennia are not well-known and often misunderstood or misrepresented.
So we’ll bring you stories that have never been told to a wide audience. They are stories of the ingenuity and resilience of the oldest living culture in the world and shine a light on the skills and technologies that have been used by First Nations people in Australia for tens of thousands of years.
Academic knowledge and traditional knowledge will form narrative threads that will be woven together to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inventions.
We'll investigate the structural and physiological adaptations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to the Australian environment.
We'll discover if you want clean water you need a healthy landscape. So we'll meet traditional fire farmers and rangers who are demonstrating the importance of daily land management systems to drastically improve the health, security and future of this planet.
New discoveries of Indigenous tools found preserved on the sea bed in Western Australia marks the dawn of a new era in maritime archaeology.
We meet the next generation of First Nations people across the country who are still practising ancient Indigenous practices and methods.
We hear more about Australia's rich natural and culturally significant places like Unesco World listed Heritage site including Kakadu in NT, Mungo National Park in NSW, Budj Bim in Victoria and Murujuga in WA.
And we'll provide a deeper understanding of the climatic conditions that inspired the first people here to turn their mind to science for solutions.