First Contact stories

Come on this journey of discovery into Aboriginal Australia.

6 out of 10 Australians say they've had little or no contact with Aboriginal people. But through the extraordinary world of VR, they can now have their ‘First Contact’.
The behind-the-scenes photo diary shot by Ray Martin.
Natalie Imbruglia reflects on her participation in series two of First Contact.
Renae Ayris reflects on her participation in series two of First Contact.

June Oscar

The First Contact cast and host Ray Martin sit with June Oscar.
NITV channel manager Tanya Denning-Orman explores how diverse voices can contribute in allowing us all to move forward and build a stronger society together.

Indigenous conversations

Stories bringing Indigenous into Australia’s identity. Celebrating inspiring groups and individuals.

NITV
Ampilatwatja local, Mark Fordham, saw first hand how the Barkly Shire Council gutted employment prospects for Aboriginal locals. After he spoke up about the injustices happening in the NT he was sacke...
NITV
On June 21st 2007, the Racial Discrimination Act was suspended to allow the Northern Territory Response Act 2007 a controversial move that still effects communities in the Northern Territory.
Khmer
A recent SBS commissioned study found that 1 in 5 Australians have experienced racism.  And Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 25 per cent more likely to encounter racism than Australia...
NITV
Naming conventions can be inherently colonial. Whoever gets to decide the names of things has a position of power over the thing they are naming.
NITV
Bilingual education has proved to be an effective tool for learning so why is it not used more widely?
Free education resources

Take the discussion from the TV screen into the classroom with supporting classroom resources from SBS Learn.

Discover

Across the SBS Network delve into Australia's rich Indigenous culture

My Grandmother's Lingo

A unique voice-activated interactive tells the story of one woman’s fight to save her endangered Indigenous language.
Logan's size as a city may be small but its narrative is vast, with a rich history of Indigenous peoples, culture and survival.

Bush Tucker

SBS Radio discovers the delicious and nutritious world of bush tucker
Language is a precious asset, a commodity that many are doing their utmost to preserve. NITV looks at how one Newcastle-based organisation united 240 passionate...

First Australians

First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people.

The Block

An interactive documentary exploring the people and events that have shaped the Block in Redfern, Sydney.