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Australia / Bicentennial #112071

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 26, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Arrival of tall ships as part of Australia's bicentennial celebration reported; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Sydney, Australia: Mark Litke) Arrival of Australia on international scene in business, sports, entertainment reported; details given, scenes shown. [Singer John FARNHAM -talks about national pride.] [Historian Nick VINE HALL - says Australia hasn't had tradition.] Genealogical searches by Australians for convict roots reported [WOMAN - talks about convicts in background.] Self- criticism noted. [Author Patrick WHITE - says sees little to be proud about in Australian past.] March by aborigines protesting discrimination shown; fireworks celebrations shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Claiming of England on behalf of his people by Australian aborigine Burnham Burnham reported; scenes shown from Dover, England.

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark

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