Who Do You Think You Are? Australia Season 7 (2015)

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The UK and the US both recently announced the celebrities for their latest seasons of Who Do You Think You Are?. Now it’s Australia’s turn.

Who Do You Think You Are? delves into the ancestry of prominent Australians. They become detectives as they search through their family tree to piece together their history, and ultimately find the answers to where they came from. The clues to their ancestry are found in all corners of Australia and the globe as these eight Australians trace their genealogy to unexpected places. Histories are revealed, and secrets uncovered.

The emotional and personal stories in Who Do You Think You Are? reveal a bigger picture of Australia’s diverse national identity. These stories demonstrate how Australians have come to be the people that we are today. Who Do You Think You Are? is a fascinating chronicle of the social, ethnic and cultural evolution of Australia.

In this 7th season we discover the family history of:
– Geoffrey Rush (actor)
– David Wenham (actor)
– Luke Nguyen (chef)
– Toni Collette (actress)
– Dawn Fraser (champion swimmer and former politician)
– Ray Martin (television journalist)
– Greig Pickhaver (HG Nelson) (comedian)
– Peter Rowsthorn (comedian)

For the very first time, an investigation leads to a DNA test and the surprising answer to a long held paternity question shrouded in mystery. Intriguing stories emerge – an Irish rebel, a South American freedom fighter and a German family mastering music for 150 years since the time of Bach. One celebrity finds family he didn’t know existed and another considers changing his surname after discovering the truth about his grandfather.

This all-new season premieres on
SBS, Tuesday 4 August, 7.30pm

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8 thoughts on “Who Do You Think You Are? Australia Season 7 (2015)

  1. Thanks Alona. it sounds like you have had a preview already.

  2. Adelle Jordan says:

    Why do you not do ordinary people’s families. My husband’s grandmother has given a completely different name to what has appeared on his Dad’s birth certificate and all leads come to a dead end.

  3. Benjamin Meyer says:

    I was born overseas and I don’t know my grandfather and gramother on my father’s side. I know my grandfather is from Germany and his name is William Meyer but I don’t know what my grandmother’s name

  4. Anita Vivienne tatnell says:

    I am 65 and was born in Australian. …but i still do not who i am….my father side is italian…my mother born here….but her mother and father were from uk..
    I am not a celebrity. …but i would like to know who i do think i am….

  5. GEORGE WAPSHOTT says:

    IS TRE GOING TO BE A 2016 SERIED ON SBS

    HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY ROBIN SMITH LAST YEAR ASKING ABOUT THE MCMASTER FAMILY

    CAN U ADVISE ME IF TRE IS A NEW SERIES IN THE PIPELINE FOR 2016 AND IF SO WHO ARE THE PEOPLE U ARE DOING A SERIES ON RE (WHO DO YOU THINK U ARE)

    GEORGE WAPSHOTT

    gwapshott37@bigpond.com

  6. Hi George, As soon as we hear anything about a new season and the celebs involved we will announce it here.

  7. Yvonne Elkins says:

    I don’t know how to make contact with a WDYTYA researcher to ask this question.
    After watching a rerun on Toni Colette’s WDYTYA,I was wondering how difficult it was to access US Navy ships docked in Sydney around March of 1946 and checking the Chief Commissary Steward’s lists.
    Usually [not always] if I strong romance has produced a male illegitimate child the mother names the boy after his father, in the case of Toni’s father,his father would likely be Robert.
    Not a quick process checking,but apart from isolating the Robert’s and approx. ages to suit, it might be another way of tracing her father’s father.
    Just a thought. After finding the history of a son born to a Jewish Dentist and a nun through a name being thrown into a casual conversation,I thought it would be worth a go !

  8. Hi Yvonne, Here are the contact details fo SBS, you may wish to write or phone them as well: http://www.sbs.com.au/aboutus/contact/.

    Phone: 1800 500 727 (toll free)
    Email: comments@sbs.com.au

    Kind Regards,
    Alona

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