Building Modern Australia

3 x 60′ or 6 x 30′ Factual History Documentary

From the dusty outback to the gleaming cities on the coast, the wealth and prosperity of Australia owes its success to the arrival of big machines that replaced the labour of humans and animals.

In a 3-part documentary series, we explore how the rise of machines made possible a prosperous, diverse nation on the driest continent on earth. From the early 20th century to the present day, all our nation-building projects are made possible because tractors, dozers, excavators and more can achieve our dreams with speed, precision and power.

You can read more about the project or download our pitch deck to get involved in supporting this documentary. Click here

Gold Coast, QLD 2023

Sydney Harbour Bridge illuminated at night
Caterpillar antique front end loader at machinery rally Mudgee NSW

Teamwork Makes Dreamwork

Telling the story of Building Modern Australia is greatly enriched through the anecdotes of the people who worked on many of our great infrastructure icons. Or you have photos and home videos that you can share with us.

This documentary unites the social, economic and physical development of Australia that has never been told before. Our researchers would love to hear from you if you or someone you know has been part of our national story. Use the Contact form below to get in touch.

Location Location Location

Telling our story really comes to life with strong visuals. Museums, councils, mine sites, dams, bridges and iconic Australian buildings are the backdrop of our documentary.

If you work at any of these locations and would like your infrastructure considered as an example of how big machinery made or continues to make your site a part of our collective history, reach out to us using the contact form. Our team will be happy to talk to you.


Project Outline
Pitch Deck

Let’s make something amazing together

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Hope Island QLD 4212


+61 405 578 551