Lex identifies strongly with his Greek heritage, growing up as ‘an outsider’ in an assimilationist White Australia era. He wonders if his predominantly Greek identity has overshadowed his grandmother’s Anglo-Celtic lineage. Celebrating the birth of his granddaughter in a traditionally Greek-Australian family gathering, Lex is aware that the picture is incomplete.
Lex journeys to a one-horse outback town on the trail of his revered Greek grandfather Tony and his Anglo-Scottish grandmother, Minnie. There he discovers that the strong moral principles espoused by his grandfather are founded on shaky ground. He also travels to colonial-era Tasmania to investigate an ancestor wrongly-accused of a terrible crime.
Tuesday, 30 April at 7.30pm on SBS ONE
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