Tony Armstrong’s Extra-Ordinary Things on ABC
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Tony Armstrong’s Extra-Ordinary Things on ABC – In this five-part feel-good factual series, much-loved presenter and host Tony Armstrong hits the road on his bike to learn about the untold history of Australia.

He travels the length and breadth of the country to meet everyday Aussies with ordinary things that hold extra-ordinary stories.

Tony’s ultimate mission is to become a first-time curator and build his very own exhibition for the National Museum of Australia in Canberra that tells the little-known history of our country.

Tony Armstrong’s Extra-Ordinary Things is no ordinary show, it’s a series that places the storytelling power in the hands of all Australians. With Tony at the helm, it’s a fast-paced romp around the country that sees sentimental possessions placed front and centre, as we unravel some of Australia’s most defining moments, one thing at a time.

Episode 1:

Tony travels to the remote town of Birdsville to meet the president of the Birdsville races. He discovers a leather satchel that contains the history of an Outback horse racing obsession.

On a beach in Sydney, he finds out how a female surfer’s novelty cheque has become a symbol of gender equality in sport.

He travels to Perth where he learns how to make (and eat) a sandwich from an Italian migrant family that brings two continents together.

He meets a talented young rapper with a substantial online following, whose lyric book expresses what it’s like to grow up within Australia’s indigenous community.

And he hears how a commemorative pin shows a man’s little-known bravery during the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

By bringing two families together, he helps to finally get this hero’s name into the history books.

Production Credit: Fremantle Australia

Tony Armstrong’s Extra-Ordinary Things on ABC and ABC iview – Tuesday 21 May at 8pm.

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Tony Armstrong’s Extra-Ordinary Things on ABC

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