Aired Tuesday 22 September, 7:30pm
17 Jul 2015 - 12:03 PM  UPDATED 15 Aug 2016 - 3:04 PM

A lifetime spent in journalism has seen Ray Martin witness some of the defining moments of his time. Looking into his own history he finds his forbears too were on the frontline of nation shaping events - discovering an ancestor at the scene of Australia's greatest armed rebellion. On his maternal side he walks in the footprints of his Indigenous ancestors to solve a long-standing family mystery. And he follows his convict trail back to Ireland to find a notorious bandit with a rebel heart.

 

Information on the Myall Creek massacre can be found at Inside History.

 

Interview with Ray Martin

Ray Martin speaks about his experience on Who Do You Think You Are.

Interview with the director

Episode director Steve Peddie discusses the making of Who Do You Think You Are with Ray Martin.

 

Watch the first seven seasons of Who Do You Think You Are in full - streaming now at SBS On Demand.  

Join stars Julia Morris, Peter Garrett, Delta Goodrem, Rachel Griffiths, Mal Meninga, Jane Turner, Shane Jacobson and John Newcombe in Season Eight of Who Do You Think You Are. Starts Tuesday 13th September at 7.30pm (AEST) on SBS.

Watch the trailer below: 

See also: Genealogy Resources

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