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Historical Reality TV series - The Colony
« on: Monday 04 March 19 02:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi all.

I am wondering if anyone out there might have a recording of the Reality Television Series that was filmed in the Hawkesbury area in 2005. Called "The Colony" it was shown on SBS.

There is a more recent series of the same name but not the one I am after.

The one I am after 'recreated' the experience of the first settlers on Hawkesbury.

I would be happy to hear back from anyone who knows where I could find it. Katharine.

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Re: Historical Reality TV series - The Colony
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 March 19 02:14 GMT (UK) »
Nation Film and Sound Archives


Title No: 656074
Title: THE COLONY
Production Date: 2005
Produced as: Documentary
Categories: Docudrama; Reality
Media: Television
Summary:  6-part reality TV-style documentary in which a group of English, Irish and Australians (both Indigenous and European) people are transported back in time to the Australia of their ancestors. Living the life of free settlers, convicts and local Aboriginal people, they experience the unforgiving toughness of the early colony of NSW. Originally broadcast as part of SBS Television's 'Living History' program, the episodes are titled: 1. When Worlds Collide -- 2. Survival -- 3. This Land is Ours -- 4. Rebellion -- 5. After the Storm -- 6. "Back to Reality. -- Duration: 6 x 52 mins episodes.
Duration: 05:20:00
Country of Origin: Australia
Language: English


Credits
Broadcaster:   Special Broadcasting Services Corporation
Cast:   Jack Thompson
Director:   Malcolm McDonald
Production company:   Hilton Cordell Productions
Scriptwriter:   Malcolm McDonald
Chris Hilton
John Birmingham



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Re: Historical Reality TV series - The Colony
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 March 19 02:38 GMT (UK) »
https://www.nfsa.gov.au/collection/using-collection 

Includes a section on How to Access their collection

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DVDs and Blu-rays from the NFSA and the Film Australia Collection are available to licence and purchase for non theatrical, educational and home viewer use.

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Re: Historical Reality TV series - The Colony
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 March 19 03:29 GMT (UK) »
Also on YouTube
https://youtu.be/zaZ8hwxZdBA

Maybe also available at your local library!  Our local libraries have DVD's and Videos to borrow, for  a small fee!!
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Re: Historical Reality TV series - The Colony
« Reply #4 on: Monday 04 March 19 03:34 GMT (UK) »
Also on YouTube
https://youtu.be/zaZ8hwxZdBA

That's for something made in 2015, and runs for 57 minutes and it is not set in the Hawkesbury district of New South Wales, Australia.   

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Agh,  I see you have now edited your post ...   still not the one made in 2005 re the Hawkesbury district of NSW...

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Re: Historical Reality TV series - The Colony
« Reply #5 on: Monday 04 March 19 04:08 GMT (UK) »
Thanks. I will have to call them.

I was hoping that someone had a home recorded copy even, or purchased a DVD if it was ever released. I've already checked libraries in my state. Trove says there are a few copies, but they don't appear on the online catalogue when you go to the actual library.

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Re: Historical Reality TV series - The Colony
« Reply #6 on: Monday 04 March 19 04:13 GMT (UK) »
I remember watching this years ago - it was a bit of an eye opener.

One of the "actors" sadly committed suicide not long after taking part in this, unrelated to the experience apparently, though I remember at the time it was said that appearing in the series was a contributing factor.

I quite enjoyed this as well:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3508050/?ref_=tt_rec_tt
(fairly gritty)

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Re: Historical Reality TV series - The Colony
« Reply #7 on: Monday 04 March 19 04:37 GMT (UK) »
 :)

https://aso.gov.au/titles/tv/the-colony/clip1/
https://aso.gov.au/titles/tv/the-colony/clip2/
https://aso.gov.au/titles/tv/the-colony/clip3/

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Re: Historical Reality TV series - The Colony
« Reply #8 on: Monday 04 March 19 04:37 GMT (UK) »
there are a couple of copies for sale on EBay, a bit expensive, but if you really want a copy it might be worth considering,

Maybe you could drop a few hints, "Easter is coming rather than lots of eggs a dvd would be nice"

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