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Australian Story

Premier :: 1996-05-29

Airs :: Monday 8:00 PM on ABC1

Genre :: Documentary

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Australian Story is a weekly biography program, produced and broadcast on ABC Television. Australian Story has covered many people from diverse backgrounds and reputations. Examples include Ivan Milat, Dick Smith, Wayne Bennett and Hazem El Masri. The stories are 'narrated' by the profile subjects and other individuals such as friends and family members. The program aims to present a varied and contrasting picture of contemporary Australia and Australians, both known and unknown.

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Series 20 - Episode 32 - Wendy's Way
Aired - 07 September 2015

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Brett and Wendy Whiteley were icons of Australian art – he the internationally acclaimed “rockstar” artist, and she his glamorous wife and muse. But then tragedy struck. Brett died in 1992, followed by their actress daughter Arkie nine years later, leaving Wendy alone. Determined not to let grief overwhelm her, Wendy Whiteley threw her energies into turning a huge wasteland into a beautiful garden … and in the process, transformed her own life. Now, twenty years on, can this sanctuary be protected as a permanent public garden?

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