This holiday weekend we've watched the first series of this magnificent Australian childrens' television series. It is thoroughly brilliant.
My Place, based on the children's picture book of the same name by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins, is the story of one spot in Sydney over a period of 130 years. Starting in 2008, and taking us back to 1888, the series introduces 13 children, all with a talent for some kind of trouble, each attached to the same ancient fig tree, and each with a story to tell. It's a rare view, through a child's eye, of the history of Australia. The stories are told in 13 half-hour episodes and supported by an interactive website.
All hail the Australian Children's Television Network. Check out the series here.