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.

Your Language
Greek migrant Meletis Apostolou arrived in Australia in the 60s. He tried unsuccessfully to begin his new life in Melbourne and in Sydney. He had the 'Bonegilla' experience, and soon after he decided ...
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.
Your Language
Thanks to a close knowledge of local resources and produce, Aboriginal people have been enjoying the best native produce that Australia has to offer for thousands of years. European colonists meanwhil...
Movies
Learning to read can be hard enough without a camera following your every move. The director of a moving new doc tells us how she convinced a brave group of Indigenous adult literacy students to let h...
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.