Presented by historian Michael Cathcart, Australia on Trial is a thought‐provoking three‐part series recreating the historic trials that throw light on the Australia of colonial times. These high‐profile and controversial court cases raised major issues of national identity at a time when Australia was evolving from the dominion of the British Empire into a more autonomous federated nation in the late 19th century. But they also raised universal themes and concerns that still resonate in modern‐day Australia.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Australia on Trial - Hamell on Trial - Netflix
Edward James “Ed” Hamell, performing as Hamell on Trial, is an American punk rock, anti-folk, spoken word musician, described by Righteous Babe Records as “loud, fast music informed by politics, passion, energy and intelligence, played by a guy with a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of humor”.
Australia on Trial - Awards & honors - Netflix
May 2007 - inducted into the SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Awards) Hall of Fame Aug 2007 - Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival May 2009 - Conveyor Awards of Excellence for Best Story Telling - Non-Theatrical & Best Musical Moments at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival July 2009 - Directors' Award at the Capital Fringe Festival
Australia on Trial - References - Netflix