First Contact shines a light on the deep divide between Indigenous Australians and the rest of the nation by taking six non-Indigenous people and immersing them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time.


First Contact stories

Come on this journey of discovery into Aboriginal Australia

Ray Martin: The Great Divide

A personal reflection from acclaimed journalist and First Contact host, Ray Martin.
The stars carry great significance to Australia’s Indigenous people.
Ernie Dingo traces the importance of languages to Indigenous culture
Stan Grant hosts three TV specials as part of the First Contact Network Event
Interactive: Go on the First Contact journey

Follow the trail of First Contact's 6 participants with our interactive map. Delve deeper into the series and examine some of the big issues in Indigenous Australia. 


Resources are available for students and teachers.


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

Australia-first collaboration with Twitter Australia as SBS Twitter hosts celebrated Indigenous Australians.

Bush Tucker

SBS Radio discovers the delicious and nutritious world of bush tucker
NITV offers all Australians a window into Indigenous cultural heritage, stories, ideas and aspirations.
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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.

Explore Indigenous Australia with NITV

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