Episode 9. The search for a "New Australia"

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Summary: For over a hundred years, Australia had been a beacon of hope and opportunity for millions of people, so it's hard to imagine why anyone would want to turn their back on it. But 125 years ago, that's exactly what a group of disaffected South Australians did, when they signed up for a daring mission to set up a socialist utopia on the other side of the world. This is the story of the 19th century pioneers who went in search of a "New" Australia. Thanks to Gavin Souter, Dr Ben Stubbs, Bob Byrne, Jillian Attrill and Ben Brennan.