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.

Culture
The shocking truth about non-Indigenous Australia is that many people mistakenly assume that Indigenous Australians coast through life, receiving privileges and benefits. Bronwyn Carlson busts this my...
Culture
A Sydney-based yoga organisation is fusing Indian and Indigenous yoga traditions, incorporating the spirit of Aboriginal Australia into the ancient practice.
Culture
More than 30 per cent of Australia has been returned to Indigenous control, but none of that land is in urban areas.
Culture
In 2002, a group of survivors from the notorious Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home established the Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation, a place dedicated to the healing of survivors and the...
Culture
For Wiradjuri man and ACT program manager for the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), Cleveland McGhie, being Indigenous means celebrating his culture’s resilience.
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.
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