Tony Armstrong’s Extra-Ordinary Things: June 4

Tony finds a 1970s theatre pamphlet symbolising empowerment for indigenous performers and a piece of barbed wire that brings a community together.

Tonight on Tony Armstrong’s Extra-Ordinary Things

This week, Tony discovers how ribbons won by a champion sheep shearer in a remote Outback town, show how one woman fought her way into the history books. And not one to back down from a challenge, Tony reluctantly tries his hand in the shearing shed.

In Melbourne, he finds a piece of barbed wire from an unusual and eye-popping sport that brings a community together.

He hears of a cafe owner’s seemingly ordinary cooking pans that tell an extraordinary story of freedom from and oppressive regime.

He finds a theatre pamphlet from the 1970s, that reveals how dance became a source of expression and empowerment for First Nations performers.

And in a town that’s experienced more than its fair share of hardship, he comes across a hand-knitted blanket rescued from the Lismore floods, that reveal the threads of a woman’s identity.

8pm tonight on ABC.

One Response

  1. Thought it was the best ep yet. So much heart. The Death Match wrestling was so good too. Love seeing Tony’s personality come through in both the serious and the fun. Loving the show.

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