100 Years - The Australian Story, Episode 1
Child of the Empire - This episode looks at Australia's reluctant march to full independence.
In 1901 at Federation, Australians created a nation within the British Empire. Australian nationalism and Empire loyalty went hand in hand. Our independence came slowly and reluctantly.
This series looks at Australia's march to full independence, our desire to create a land of the 'fair go'; the unfinished business of relations with Aboriginal Australia and the reliance on the great and powerful friends of Britain and the US.
©2001 ABC Television. Produced and directed by Deborah Masters and Sue Spencer. Writer and interviewer Paul Kelly.