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Title Who Do You Think You Are?: Adam Hills - Series 5, Ep 1 of 8 / Director: Meech, Claire
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
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Series Who Do You Think You Are? ; Series 5, Episode 1
Summary Comedian and television presenter Adam Hills traces the desperate journeys undertaken by his migrant ancestors in the new Australian series of Who Do You Think You Are?. Although Adam is aware of the migrant ancestry on his mother's side, the stories of what brought his two great grandfathers to Australia in the early 20th century have never been told.Great grandfather Oscar Kluckhenn's past is very much a mystery, having arrived in Australia in 1907 at age 20. He met and married his wife Vera and was working in one of Melbourne's finest hotels. But as World War One loomed, life became difficult for those of Austrian origins and Oscar gave up his Austrian nationality to protect himself and his family. Adam sets out to find out about the family Oscar left behind.Adam also traces the story of great grandfather Joseph Vassallo's journey from Malta, and discovers another tale of migration through desperation. The great depression that beset Malta from around 1910 meant mass unemployment, and Joseph was one of many that took the risk to find a new home on the other side of the world.While in Malta, Adam manages to trace the Vassallo family all the way back to 1460, and to wealthy nobleman Matteo Vassallo. But the massive inventory of Matteo's material possessions divulges an item that gives away the true source of his great wealth...Matteo is revealed to be a pirate.Follow the conversation on Twitter #WDYTYA (Commissioned by SBS, in English and German) (Documentary Series) CC *
Event Broadcast 2013-04-02 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Celebrities -- Family relationships.
Citizenship -- Psychological aspects.
Genealogy.
Great-grandfathers.
Immigrants.
Families -- Psychological aspects.
Australia.
Malta.
Form Streaming video
Author Meech, Claire, director
Mellick, Richard, cast