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The Great Australian Race Riot

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Presented by Peter FitzSimons

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Country: Australia
Year: 2014
Runtime: 156 mins
Genre: Documentary

The Australian Race Riot is a distinctive and enduring part of the way our country works. Major Race Riots happen here only slightly less often than we compete in the Olympics, yet they are accommodated by none of our national myths. Race Riots, while always big news at the time, inhabit only the margins of history. This series, presented by Peter FitzSimons, not only reclaims the dramatic stories, heroes and villains of tribe-on-tribe street fighting but also reframes our Race Riots as a vicious but vital part of our polity and progress. While the bashing, bleeding and bigotry of Race Riots is never great, Australians’ reaction to this kind of racial disharmony both in and after the moment... More »

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