Tony Armstrong’s Extra-Ordinary Things: May 29

Tony finds a disability advocate and learns how a letter from Bob Hawke changed the course of her life.

In episode two of Tony Armstrong’s Extra-Ordinary Things, Tony encounters a letter from Bob Hawke letter, a George Spivey motorbike and a Female Boxer Trophy.

This week, Tony travels out to the suburbs of Sydney and discovers an avid motorbike enthusiast whose passion for restoration has led him to a rare 1914 racing motorbike. There he introduces him to the grandsons of the original record-breaking motorbike owner. Tony ventures into an area in country Victoria once ravaged by fire, to meet the owner of a signet ring that holds the emotional story of a firefighter’s extraordinary sacrifice during the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires.

In Sydney’s Redfern, he finds a young indigenous boxer who has become the first woman to win a coveted boxing trophy. He finds an award-winning disability advocate and learns how a letter from a prime minister changed the course of her life as a young girl. And he hears how an ordinary paint tray has become the symbol of a daring anti-war protest on the sails of Sydney Opera House.

8pm Tuesday on ABC.

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