The Colony (2005 TV series)

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The Colony
Genre Reality show
Created by Chris Hilton
Directed by Malcolm Mcdonald
Narrated by Jack Thompson
Composer(s) James K. Lee
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Chris Hilton
Location(s) New South Wales, Australia
Original network SBS TV, RTÉ Ireland, History Channel UK
Original release 26 January 2005 (2005-01-26)

The Colony is a reality television program in which two modern families from Britain and Ireland try to survive in the conditions of New South Wales, Australia 200 years ago when it was a penal colony (of the period 1795 to 1815). Together with an Australian family and Aborigines they learn just how tough you needed to be to survive back then.[1]

The series was nominated for the "Most Outstanding Documentary or Documentary Series" in the Logie Awards of 2006.[2]


  1. ^ "The Colony". Australian television information archive. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Awards for The Colony". IMDB. 

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