The Indian Pacific

Filmed over four days and 4352km, ‘The Indian Pacific – Australia’s Longest Train Journey’ is a slow TV documentary that explores the cultural, political and social history of Australia from Perth to Sydney (via Adelaide) using this iconic train, as the hero character through which to unpack these stories as it crosses the continent from west to east. At its core, the Indian Pacific was critical in uniting the disparate states under Federation, since far-flung Western Australia was so geographically distanced from the eastern states until the transcontinental railway (the forerunner of the Indian Pacific) began operating in 1917.

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