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Great Australian Stuff on ABC – In the final episode of Great Australian Stuff, Tony Armstrong grabs his guernsey and delves behind the story of the Sherrin AFL football and its origins in the Indigenous game of Marn Grook; Tony dips his toe into the surf with the story of Speedos which caused a prudish backlash in ‘60s’ Australia, and explores how a series of surf deaths inspired the Surf Life-Saving Reel.

We’re a nation of gamblers – 35% of us have a flutter every month – so no surprise that the racetrack provided two of our greatest icons: the Totalisator (or TAB machine) and, weirdly but not unexpectedly, Phar Lap’s heart – the horse that won 37 out of 51 starts and got a nation through a devastating economic downturn.
And, lastly, Tony explores that iconic playground for diversity – the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – which gave us one of our most glittering icons: the Lucille Balls costume.

So, grab your boardies and join your captain, Tony Armstrong, guest players, Nazeem Hussein, Benjamin Law, Jean Kittson and a clever team of experts for a historical kickabout with our greatest Aussie stuff!

Production credit: Wildbear Entertainment Production for ABC. Financed with support from the ABC, Screen Canberra, National Museum of Australia and in partnership with National Archives of Australia and ANU Australian Studies Institute. Series Producer Mike Bluett. Executive Producer Alan Erson. ABC Executive Producer Kalita Corrigan.

Great Australian Stuff on ABC – Tuesday 2 May, 2023 at 8pm on ABC and ABC iview

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