The Theory of Objects

Six objects. Six stories. The Weekend Australian Magazine's Trent Dalton searches for the things in which we store Australia's history.


31:15 | Dec 15th, 2017

The enduring love story that drove one of Australia's greatest boxers who never was.Music credits​I got 99 broadswords but this isn't one (Komiku)Androids always escape (Chris Zabriskie)Tent show audi...Show More

30:44 | Dec 15th, 2017

Searching for the man whose adventures inspired a generation of Australians.Music creditsBig tree (Evan Schaeffer)I will not let you let me down, Honcho Graham from Birmingham (Josh Woodward)Ambient t...Show More
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21:41 | Dec 15th, 2017

The humble objects treasured by Mao's last dancer.Music creditsMirror lake (Cyrus)Opening, Wake up heroic figure, Dreaming of you (Komiku)Nirvana VEVO (Chris Zabriskie)Honcho Graham from Birmingham (J...Show More

28:35 | Dec 15th, 2017

A young mother makes a desperate bid to save her infant son.Music creditsDeep dive, Persistence with beat (Raphael Angel)La Citadelle (Komiku)Three kites circling, The thorn revisit (Axletree)I need t...Show More

30:32 | Dec 15th, 2017

The private pleasures of Australia's greatest composer, only discovered a decade after his death.Music creditsAction investigation, Time (Komiku)A queer and pleasant danger (Mystery Mammal)Vervain (Ax...Show More
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