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In this series Tony Robinson brings his inquisitive storytelling approach into Australia's streets. His mission is to uncover the hidden history that lies behind, below and above the places we walk every day.
Tony Robinson's Time Walks - Ep 2 Launceston
The northern Tasmanian town of Launceston was once a colonial powerhouse, home to explorers, farmers, businessmen and entrepreneurs. Its star may have waned, but Tony's walk proves that if you know where to look you can travel from ancient Aboriginal history through to modern-day people power....and it takes less than a day.
Tony Robinson's Time Walks - Ep 3 Christchurch
For 160 years, the green, garden city of Christchurch was the antipodean England. Two devastating earthquakes changed that forever, but they haven't destroyed the city's will. Tony visits a town that is looking to the future, but still takes pride in its past.
Tony Robinson's Time Walks - Ep 4 Canberra
If you thought Canberra was nothing but pollies and public buildings...think again. Tony's walk through the nation's bush capital proves that the city its founding fathers built to rival the great European capitals is chock-a-block with some very surprising hidden history.
Tony Robinson's Time Walks - Ep 5 Barossa
Tony swaps his walking shoes for a steering wheel as his biggest walk yet takes him to the beautiful towns and wineries of South Australia's Barossa Valley. In the 160 years since German immigrants came here fleeing religious persecution, this beautiful region has become synonymous with fine wine, and good food. Plenty of cracking good history makes Tony's journey one to savour.
Tony Robinson's Time Walks - Ep 6 Wellington
Wellington, the tiny capital city perched at the bottom of the South Island is set to become the Hollywood of the Pacific, thanks to visionary filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson. If he wants some inspiration, Tony can provide him with heart-warming pooches, bloody strike re-enactments, and even an iconic New Zealand dessert.
Tony Robinson's Time Walks - Ep 7 Townsville
Tony's itchy feet take him to tropical Townsville. Plenty of war history here, but as usual, it's the hidden history that uncovers the not-so-well known side of a far North Queensland treasure. High-altitude graffiti, the invention of texting! Townsville will surprise you.