WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this video may contain images and voices of deceased persons.
Based on Kate Grenville's award-winning novel, the two-part mini-series The Secret River tells the deeply personal story of Will and Sal Thornhill, early convict colonists, who lay claim to a plot of land on the then-remote Hawkesbury River.
The Secret River dramatises the British colonisation of Australia in microcosm, with the dispossession of Indigenous Australians made comprehensible and ultimately heartbreaking as Will's claim over a piece land he titles "Thornhill's Point", brings his family and neighbours into conflict with the traditional custodians of the land they have settled on.
Starring Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Sarah Snook, Tim Minchin, Lachy Hulme and Trevor Jamieson, The Secret River will screen Sunday 14 & 21 June at 8.30pm on ABC. #TheSecretRiver