The First Inventors


The First Inventors explores the development of sophisticated art, stone tools, irrigation and agriculture in Australia between 70,000 and 120,000 years ago.

"In this incredible story of knowledge, resilience and invention, presenter Rob Collins will meet and collaborate with First Nations authorities whose frontline fieldwork is giving us an exciting new insight into ancient Indigenous innovations and discoveries," said Channel 10.


Release dates
2021 - Australia
G - general

Hosted by actor Rob Collins, who was born and raised in Darwin and is of Tiwi Islands descent.

Co-commissioned with National Indigenous Television (NITV).

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Korff, J 2020, The First Inventors, <>, retrieved 12 May 2021

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