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Spitfire

DVD

They say she was beautiful. A dream. But for all her good looks, she was also a killer. Spitfire is an epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage. It is the story of an airplane that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds g...

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Generation wealth.

DVD

For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist's sensitivity a vast range of cultural...

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Living universe.

DVD

Living Universe is a spectacular journey to answer an extraordinary question: are we alone in the universe? Based on the latest scientific research, we go on an adventure to a distant planet in search of life. How do we get there? What will we uncover?...

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The song keepers.

DVD

Four generations of song women that make up The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, go on a historic journey to take back the hymns that were given to their ancestors by the German missionaries but in their own ancient Aboriginal languages and...

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Raw food made easy.

DVD

Demonstrates how to set up your kitchen with basic equipment and staple ingredients; how to purchase the right foods each week; and how to prepare a few items in advance so that daily meals are quick and easy. Recipes include smoothies and juices, so...

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The eighties.

DVD

The world held its breath as the Cold War between two nuclear superpowers came to a near miraculous and peaceful end. But the world also learned of a mysterious virus that defied a cure and triggered a global pandemic. Wall Street brokers became the new...

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The last Goldfish.

DVD

A daughter's search for her lost family stretches from Australia to Trinidad and WWII Germany. Rich with archival images, Su Goldfish's autobiographical documentary echoes through all those touched by forced migration. Manfred Goldfish tried to suppress...

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Anh's brush with fame. Series 1.

DVD

Beloved artist, actor and comedian Anh Do uses his passion for painting to explore the stories behind some of Australia's most intriguing personalities in this intimate and revealing new interview series. Through deeply personal conversations, Archibald...

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Cowspiracy

DVD

This is a feature-length environmental documentary that follows an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about...

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WWE super show-down

DVD

The first ever live broadcast from Australia! All the stars of WWE live from the MCG. Ten matches were contested at the event. In the main event, Triple H vs The Undertaker in a No Disqualification match that was billed as the Last Time Ever. In the....

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Making War horse.

DVD

Documentary on the National Theatre's production of War horse, adapted from the children's novel by Michael Morpurgo. Includes excerpts from interviews with Morpurgo and the production's creative team and performers, behind the scenes footage of rehe...

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The human face.

DVD

Four-episode television documentary examining the human face from every angle - cultural, historical, biological, physiological and psychological.

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Wild Russia.

DVD

Adventure across Russia's unique terrain that extends across 12 time zones with contrasting environments. Celebrate Russia's most mysterious locations and iconic wildlife on a journey through the wetlands of the Kamchatka Peninsula, the crystal clear...

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WWE Hell in a cell 2018.

DVD

"Hell in a Cell is a playground for those who like to inflict pain and create mayhem. Joined by Special Guest Referee Mick Foley, Braun Strowman cashes in his Money in the Bank Contract against Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship inside the h...

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Restoration Australia

DVD

This series follows the trials and tribulations of Australians restoring buildings to their former glory. Across the country, thousands of old buildings and historic items lie forgotten and neglected, tangled up by red tape and development restrictions,...

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Pozieres.

DVD

A captivating step back in time, Pozieres explores the small village in Northern France which, during the Great War in 1916, was the setting of one of the bloodiest battles in history, a twentieth century tragedy. The village was stormed and captured...

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Molly

DVD

Molly Meldrum is an Australian popular music critic, journalist, record producer and musical entrepreneur. Over 50 high profile friends including; Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Hugh Jackman, Gene Simmons, Suzi Quatro, Tina Arena, Michael Gudinski, Kate C...

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72 cutest animals.

DVD

Visually stunning and packed with scientific facts, 72 Cutest Animals is a countdown and investigation into the cutest animals in the world. With explanatory graphics and firsthand accounts from animal lovers and experts, each creature is fully assessed...

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Outback truckers. Season 4.

DVD

Welcome to Season 4 - where the biggest rigs and toughest drivers are trying to tame one of the world's last wild frontiers - the Outback... there's a double dose of bad on a brutal lap through the Red Centre, they go off grid on a desperate rescue m...

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Secrets of great British castles. Series 2.

DVD

Historian Dan Jones is back exploring more great British castles and their secrets. this time he looks at the turbulent history behind six of Britain's most famous castles: Edinburgh, Cardiff, York, Lancaster, Leeds and Arundel Castle. Behind the walls...

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Outback truckers. Season 5.

DVD

Outback Truckers 5 jumps in the cab with some of the men and women behind the wheel of monster road trains and reveals what life is really like on the wide-open road. Highly dramatic, often humorous, Outback Truckers reveals the true blue heart and soul...

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Kakadu.

DVD

Kakadu is a world television first: a unique innovation in nature documentary. Driven by the passion and dedication of traditional owners and park rangers, you embark on a first time journey behind the scenes of a natural universe. Through the eyes of...

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Dirty wars.

DVD

It's the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. The rules of the game and of engagement have fundamentally changed. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government targeted killings occur in corners...

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Marina Abramović in Brazil

DVD

In search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, Marina Abramovic travels through Brazil experiencing sacred rituals and exploring limits between art, immateriality and consciousness. How far will she go to create her work of art?

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One strange rock.

DVD

This is a cinematic event series hosted by Will Smith and featuring the only people who have left Earth behind: astronauts. Experience an epic tour-de-force around the globe and into space, revealing the extraordinary forces that make our planet function...

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River monsters. Series eight.

DVD

Promoted as a special season under the title River Monsters: Mysteries of the Ocean, this season sees Jeremy Wade shift his focus from freshwater to oceanic fish.

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Big Pacific

DVD

Big Pacific The Pacific Ocean covers one third of the Earth's surface. It is larger than all Earth's land combined, holds half of our world's water, and hides the deepest place on our planet. It is a place where huge and iconic, rare and dazzling cre...

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Magesh

DVD

In this DVD, Magesh talks about playing with loops, playing grooves, creating unique beats, originality, sampling, and using electronics. He also plays beats and music inspired funk and hip hop. Guest performance by Australian musical group The Execu...

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David Attenborough's Natural curiosities. Series 1.

DVD

David Attenborough has spent a lifetime documenting the natural world. He's met a great number of nature's most extraordinary creatures yet there are certain stories of bewildering animals that continue to intrigue him - from the peculiar patterns of...

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WWE summer slam 2018.

DVD

Will Brock Lesnar's controversial reign as Universal Champion finally come to an end when he takes on The Big Dog' Roman Reigns? The Baddest Woman on the Planet' Ronda Rousey competes for her first title in WWE by challenging Alexa Bliss for the RAW ...

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WWE 30 years of summer slam.

DVD

Known as The Biggest Party of the Summer for three decades, SummerSlam is where champions are crowned, dream matches are created, and rivalries come to an explosive end. Now, relive the greatest matches & moments from the illustrious history of Summe...

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The gospel according to André.

DVD

From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley's life and career are on full display, in a poignant portrait that includes appearances by Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Bethann...

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Tea with the dames.

DVD

Tea with the dames celebrates the lives and careers of four actresses: Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched e...

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Backlash 2018.

DVD

Revenge is a dish best served cold and the Superstars of Raw and SmackDown Live are serving it up in the fallout of WrestleMania at Backlash. Several of the company's most popular stars do battle in high-profile matches that could shape the landscapes...

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Westwind

DVD

Didgeridoo master, keeper of an ancient dreaming, tribal elder: Djalu must pass on his sacred songlines. Are his sons ready? Djalu seeks a way forward - inspiring a custodian for the next generation by taking his music to the world. This is an enlightening...

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72 dangerous animals. Australia.

DVD

This is an unforgettable journey of horror and fascination. This enthralling series looks at all 72 of Australia's deadly animals, from the Platypus to the Great White Shark. With explanatory graphics, animation, eye witness accounts, experts opinions...

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NASA's unexplained files. Space secrets.

DVD

The nature of our universe is complex and mysterious. Through space exploration, humankind has witnessed unbelievable occurrences that have remained mostly unresolved… until now. Cameras used by NASA to explore space have, unintentionally, recorded o...

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Navy SEALs

DVD

Navy SEAs will give viewers an immersive entry into the secretive world of the Navy Seals as they have been on the front lines fighting the war of terror. From Al Qaeda to ISIS, from Iran to Afghanistan and from 9/11 to today. Navy SEALs who lived th...

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Marcia Clark Investigates the first [48].

DVD

Famed prosecutor and defence attorney Marcia Clark delves into some of the most controversial homicides in America. These are cases that have shocked and captivated the public, but have outcomes that are either unresolved, or leave more questions than...

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Swamp people. Season nine.

DVD

As the new alligator hunting season begins, the swamp people's very way of life is under siege. The alligator hunting industry is on the verge of collapse due to the lowest prices in history. Some buyers aren’t purchasing anything this year, and there’s...

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Monsieur Mayonnaise.

DVD

Australian filmmaker-artist Philippe Mora criss-crosses the globe tracing his family’s survival during the Holocaust in Trevor Graham’s ingredient-heavy documentary Monsieur Mayonnaise. Unnecessarily structured as a tongue-in-cheek mystery with Mora himself...

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David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts.

DVD

Director Phil Grabsky gained privileged access to David Hockney as he prepared for two remarkable exhibitions at London's Royal Academy of Arts. A Bigger Picture; explored Hockney's return to his native Yorkshire where, using innovative techniques an...

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Portrait of Sicily & Rome.

DVD

In carving out Europe's first empire, and building Europe's first imperial city, Rome created the West we know today and it remained central as the capital of Western Christendom. In the city itself, we shall explore the Forum, Colosseum, Circus and Baths...

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Portrait of France beyond Paris.

DVD

Each year, the Tour de France keenly reminds us that there is much more to France than Paris. From Roman times, Arles and Nimes, with their two-thousand-year-old amphitheatres ; from the old Medieval pilgrim routes to Santiago, a spider-web complex of...

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Coming together

DVD

Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling present techniques on how to speak a language familiar to your horse using your hands, hips and posture.

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Gurrumul.

DVD

A portrait of one of Australia's most celebrated voices. Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, Indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he ...

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WWE extreme rules. 2018.

DVD

Superstars from RAW and Smackdown goes to the extremes to show each other, who is the best.

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Then, now, forever

DVD

Much has changed since the days of Mae Young and the Fabulous Moolah. In the once-male-dominated world of sports entertainment, women's wrestling has evolved, and the women now stand eye-to-eye with their male counterparts. This was no small task, as...

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The Brian Cox collection.

DVD

Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system. Having explored the wonders of the Solar System, Brian steps boldly onto an even bigger stage, the Universe,...

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Saturday night at the movies

DVD

"For most of the past one hundred years Australians have been going out to the pictures. Today, despite movies being delivered in multiple formats, more than half of us still go out to a cinema at least once a year. But there was a time when most people...

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Genius

DVD

Behind every great genius was a great rival -- an unstoppable adversary whose incredible vision, determination and ambition is their match. Out of their struggles came the world's most brilliant inventions, the spoils of the heated battle between com...

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Bombshell

DVD

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and '40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the insp...

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Making families happy.

DVD

The hit ABC TV series Making Australia Happy and Making Couples Happy proved that science can make individuals and couples happier in just eight weeks. Now, in an Australian and world first, the Happiness Team are turning their attention to their gre...

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Changed forever.

DVD

A thought-provoking look into Australian society during the years of the First World War, Changed Forever is a two part program exploring the impact the Great War had on both the home front and abroad. Reflecting on the personal experiences of the co...

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72 dangerous places to live.

DVD

From its tempestuous, turbulent atmosphere to its consistently moving and shifting tectonic plates, the Earth can be a very dangerous place to live. Devastation can take on many guises; hurricanes lashing southern United States, blistering fires swee...

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Foreman.

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Cast as America's Villain in the famed Rumble in the Jungle against Muhammad Ali, George Foreman lost one of the greatest fights in sports history. Immediately after the defeat, 'Big George' fell into a spiral that made him abandon boxing and spend 10...

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Whiteley.

DVD

A documentary about Australian cultural icon Brett Whiteley. WHITELEY is a visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. The story, told in Brett’s own voice, opens a rare window into an artist’s mind.

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Outback pilots. Season one.

DVD

Outback Pilots enters the extreme world of the bush pilots who risk their lives to help remote farmers, industries and communities spread across the vast wilderness of the Outback. This observational documentary captures the daily dramas of a wide variety...

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Harry Potter

DVD

BBC documentary focusing on the history of magic. As the British Library prepares to open an exhibition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' its author J.K. Rowling takes a look around the artefacts on show...

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WWE WrestleMania 2018.

DVD

Contains the WrestleMania 34 matches and the RAW after WrestleMania, including the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match, the first-ever WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal, and special features of the WrestleMania...

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Walking the Americas.

DVD

Former paratrooper Levison Wood embarks on an epic 1,800 mile hike along the spine of Central America over the course of four months. Starting in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and ending in Columbia.

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Rock in a hard place

DVD

This film is a celebration and a tribute to South Australian original music, from the perspective of Adelaide's underground pub rock scene. The stories are memories told through the eyes of the musicians themselves and other local music supporters. This...

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Callanetics

DVD

Fire up your deep torso muscles that wrap around your core to challenge and re-define your total body. Callanetics is a proven and highly effective training method, recommended by thousands who have transformed their bodies using our layered series of...

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Jillian Michaels 10 minute body transformation

DVD

In this second edition of 10 minute body transformation, Jillian created five fun yet effective 10-minute workouts in exciting new modalities.

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Jillian Michaels 10 minute body transformation

DVD

Jillian Michael's 10 Minute Body Transformation is designed to get you incredible results in less time. Jillian created 5 insanely effective 10-minute workouts each comprised of a different modality, so whether you have an hour to exercise or only 10...

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Grand designs. Series fifteen.

DVD

The brand-new series of Grand Designs is as involving and entertaining as ever. It opens with an ambitious upside-down, New Zealand-inspired hill house clinging to a steep slope in the Malverns - built by an ex-RAF pilot and a GP who bought the plot on...

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Trudell.

DVD

"A chronicle of legendary Native American poet/activist John Trudell's travels, spoken word performances and politics."--

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Glenn Murcutt

DVD

This DVD explores the life and work of Australia's most famous living architect. Murcutt's extraordinary international reputation rests on the beauty and integrity of his work. Murcutt’s extraordinary international reputation rests on the beauty and ...

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Jane.

DVD

Dr. Jane Goodalls groundbreaking chimpanzee research redefined what it means to be human. Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director...

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Have you seen the Listers?

DVD

This is a candid and personal insight into the rise of world-renowned street artist Anthony Lister as he challenges conservative Australia, whilst battling his own demons. Lister will have you gasping for air as he rises up the ranks from street artist...

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Gesualdo

DVD

Bearing all the hallmarks of Herzog's eccentric and original talent, this atmospheric documentary tells the chilling story of the sixteenth-century composer Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, one embracing sexual excess, ghastly murder and obsession....

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Sound tracker. Turkey

DVD

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Turkey.

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Sound tracker. Serbia

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Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Serbia.

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Sound tracker. Jamaica

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Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Jamaica.

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Sound tracker. Ethiopia

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Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Ethiopia.

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Saving our adolecents

DVD

A 1.5 hour video seminar from popular Australian parenting author, educator and 'queen of common sense' Maggie Dent. In this seminar, Maggie draws on almost 40 years of experience in teaching, raising and counselling adolescents to examine: Adolescence...

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Sound tracker. Indonesia :Java & Bali

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Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Java and Bali.

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Sound tracker. USA road trip

DVD

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to USA.

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Sound tracker. Brazil

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Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Brazil.

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Sound tracker. Senegal

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Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Senegal.

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Sound tracker. Argentina

DVD

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Argentina.

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Dear little boys

DVD

In this video seminar, popular Australian parenting author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent talks about giving boys a great start, from birth to eight. Statistically many boys are struggling and giving them a great start matters so much....

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Sound tracker. New York

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Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to New York.

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Sound tracker. India

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Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to India.

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Sound tracker. Spain

DVD

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Spain.

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9 things

DVD

Are you a confused parent of children under 8? Wondering where to next when time-outs and sticker charts don't work? Looking for an easy-to-use guide to common parenting challenges? Join one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators Maggie...

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Never forget Australia.

DVD

This is the story of a little part of Australia that lies in the middle of France. This small French village is the largest Australian war memorial in Europe, with the names of fifty-eight thousand Anzac soldiers that died in World War I and here, every...

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The light beyond

DVD

Dr. Raymond Moody named and defined the near-death experience, created the field of medicine known as near-death studies, wrote Life After Life, the mega bestselling book that captured the world's attention and changed the way we view death and dying....

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The Leyland Brothers. Wheels across a wilderness and a journey revisited.

DVD

Here, for the first time on DVD, is the Leyland Brothers' historic West-East crossing of Australia in 1966 - from Steep Point in WA to Cape Byron in NS W - along with the recent retracing of the epic journey by Mal Leyland and his entourage. In the l...

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Portrait of Umbria & Tuscany.

DVD

Thousand-year-old rugged, stone-clad city-centres like those in Assisi, Lucca and San Gimignano; splendid cathedrals in shining white marble, like those in Orvieto, Pisa and Siena; breath-taking views from the hill-tops on which many of these cities ...

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