100 Years - The Australian Story, Episode 5
Farewell Great and Powerful Friends - A detailed look at how Australia initially related to the world through Britain and the United States.
Australia had a family bond with Britain based on the Empire and the ANZUS alliance with the United States. However, Australia now accepts responsibility for its own fate and negotiates its own way in Asia and the rest of the world.
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.