No. We’re not talking about your literacy skills. We’re talking about a two-part episode of the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s, ‘Australian Story’. The first part of which goes to air on Monday October 5 @ 20:00hrs on ABC1 and then repeated on Tuesday October 6, also at 20:00hrs, but this time on ABC2 and for the last time on Saturday October 10 at 12:30hrs, back again on ABC1. Part Two will be aired initially on Monday October 12 @ 20:00hrs on ABC1, repeated on Tuesday October 13, also at 20:00hrs on ABC2 and on Saturday October 17 at 12:30hrs, for the final time on ABC1.
‘Australian Story’ has a well earned reputation for bringing truth, compassion and understanding to its subjects and I would imagine that with no other story in their vast catalogue have these attributes been more in demand, than with the survivors of the ‘Excalibur’ tragedy, Brian McDermott and John Rogers.
Your ORCV assisted ‘Your ABC’ with this ‘Australian Story’ by granting access to film at our SSSC course in June, where Brian was again a Special Guest Speaker, bringing his experience and knowledge to the ocean education that the ORCV takes so very seriously indeed.
To find out more about your ABCs ‘Australian Story’, click HERE. There is a small preview of the show which you can watch when you go there and you will also be able stream the complete shows from their website the morning after the initial screenings.
By John Curnow