TONY ROBINSON - DOWN UNDER

Program Details
Air Time: 
11/22/2013 - 9:00pm - 9:44pm
Program Title: 
RACE TO THE END OF THE WORLD
Program Service: 
EX
PSIP Description: 
Tony examines the beginnings of white settlement in Australia and gets an aboriginal perspective.
Long Description: 
Tony examines the beginnings of white settlement in Australia. Why did it remain undiscovered by European maritime nations for so many hundreds of years, and how was Captain Cook able to claim it for Britain in 1770? Tony gets an aboriginal perspective of what it was like to witness boatloads of ghost-like creatures arriving from over the horizon ... the first contact. He finds a man with an incredible theory about who really got to Australia first after the aborigines. Was it the Dutch? The French? The Chinese? Or perhaps, just perhaps, Egyptians set foot Down Under thousands of years ago.