SBS’s has a new period drama series New Gold Mountain—a bold, ruthless and darkly humorous murder mystery, set among untold stories of Chinese miners who arrived in the Victorian Goldfields in their thousands in the 1850s to try to make their fortune.
New Gold Mountain, with approximately 20 percent of dialogue in Cantonese, is an example of SBS’s unique content that celebrates multicultural and multilingual Australia, shining a light on stories made by and for a truly diverse Australia, and otherwise untold by other media providers. To ensure that it reaches as many Australians as possible, the series will be subtitled into five languages Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.)
To support the series, SBS is also excited to unveil Gold! a new interactive website that provides school-aged teaching resources to accompany New Gold Mountain, highlighting First Nations, multilingual and multicultural experiences of the Australian goldrush era. The website is part of SBS Learn—an online library of trusted, quality teaching resources aligned to the Australian curriculum, authored by subject matter experts, enabling educators to use SBS’s unique content in their classrooms.