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March 9th, 2015
Episode 235 of 1400 episodes
Tom Robert's painting The Big Picture captured a moment of colonial history with the sitting of federal Australia's first parliament. More than 100 years earlier a small watercolour by William Bradley showed the first encounters between indigenous Australians and white arrivals.