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Now in its third season this successful factual format sees presenter, Adam Ford return to investigate the remarkable hidden histories behind the place we call home.

In this new season of 6 x 27.5 minute episodes, archaeologist Adam Ford is invited into homes across Australia to reveal the histories of the people who once lived there. Between the bricks and mortar of every old house there’s a tale to tell and Ford takes the viewer on an investigative journey to separate fact from fiction and find the truth behind rumours and mysteries associated with each home.

Highlights of this season include: a Perth home which played a crucial role in the defence of Australia during World War II, a Queenslander rooted in an emotive history Australia would rather forget, the story f a mysterious Royal who was locked up for several years, a house which has been home to hundreds, the tale of a revered mystical Muslim who allegedly cured Adelaide’s incurable and a Victorian house which offers up rare new evidence of a shooting that has all the hallmarks of Ned Kelly.

This season puts the rich and important history of ordinary Australians in the spotlight and uncovers extraordinary stories that have never been told

Photo credit © 2014 Joined Up Films Pty Ltd

Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia

on the Traditional Country of the Noongar Whadjuk peoples

Production Information


Adam Ford

Director and Series Producer

Daniel Brown

Post Production Director

Angela Davison

Executive Producers

Jacqueline Willinge

Anthony Willinge

Daniel Brown

Director of Photography

Dave Le May


Ivan Davidov


Nic Montagu

Robert Koenig-Luck

Sound Recordist

Kim Lord

Glyn Jones

Richard Glover

Production Coordinator

Mandina Oh

Sound Mixer

Kim Lord

Key Locations

Mount Lawley

North Perth

A house or a home?

“The stories are everything”

“It’s a bit of a dry hobby looking at the past without looking for the story that gives the human perspective. The stories of our past, which we discover in this season, are so good. We combed through hundreds of houses before we chose these six so each one is a favourite.”

– Adam Ford, Presenter

Photo credit © 2014 Joined Up Films Pty Ltd
Photo credit © 2014 Joined Up Films Pty Ltd

North Perth's Edwardian Architecture

PR Executive Sandra Devahsidin has painstakingly restored, Palmerton House, a classic Gentleman’s residence into its former Edwardian glory

She invites Adam into her home to find out more about the history of this grand old building and the people who previously lived here. Sandra is particularly interested in a mysterious spiritual group, the Brahma Kumaris, who occupied her house immediately before her. She also wants to know the truth about rumours of it once having been run as a brothel.

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