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Six objects. Six stories. The Weekend Australian Magazine's Trent Dalton searches for the things in which we store Australia's history.

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Six objects. Six stories. The Weekend Australian Magazine's Trent Dalton searches for the things in which we store Australia's history.

    6 - Les Darcy and the locket

    6 - Les Darcy and the locket

    The enduring love story that drove one of Australia's greatest boxers who never was.

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    ​I got 99 bro...

    • 31 min
    5 - Lynn Santer and the Alby Mangels collection

    5 - Lynn Santer and the Alby Mangels collection

    Searching for the man whose adventures inspired a generation of Australians.
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    Big tree (Evan Schaeffer)...

    • 30 min
    4 - Li Cunxin and his father's stool

    4 - Li Cunxin and his father's stool

    The humble objects treasured by Mao's last dancer.
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    Mirror lake (Cyrus)

    Opening, Wake up heroic figure...

    • 21 min
    3 - Mary Watson and the sea cucumber tub

    3 - Mary Watson and the sea cucumber tub

    A young mother makes a desperate bid to save her infant son.
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    Deep dive, Persistence with beat (Raphae...

    • 28 min
    2- Percy Grainger and his whips

    2- Percy Grainger and his whips

    The private pleasures of Australia's greatest composer, only discovered a decade after his death.
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    Action i...

    • 30 min
    1 - The canoe and the crawl

    1 - The canoe and the crawl

    How a Solomon Island war canoe launched a signature swimming style.


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    But enough about me Bill Paxton, Unde...

    • 25 min

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