Travelling Country

‘Travelling Country’ focuses on Burke and Will’s tragic journey across the Australian continent and explores the difference between Indigenous and European perceptions of the landscape. We begin in Canberra, in the First Australians Gallery of the National Museum of Australia, and end at a striking statue in the very centre of Melbourne.

Consider the big question

  • Competing visions of how a landscape is seen and understood

    Is it accurate to describe white explorers as discoverers of Australia? What do you think?

Bonus interview

Susan talks with two creative scholars of Indigenous Australia, both involved in the animation of Song Lines. Find out why so many Aboriginal languages are under threat and discover attempts today to preserve them.

Episode quiz

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