Former Prime Minister MALCOLM TURNBULL this week on Who Do You Think You Are?


When Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull opens the book on his family history, curiosity turns to fascination when he discovers a mysterious unclaimed fortune.

His family tree becomes an intriguing puzzle as he goes on a mission to answer the burning question, who got the money? Curious about unexplored family lines Malcolm delves into the history of his paternal great-grandmother’s life.

Here he unearths a convict tale of survival and resilience. But uncovers a dark family secret that challenges his view on his own existence.

Still to come this season, Denise Drysdale, Jeff Fatt (The Wiggles) and Uncle Jack Charles join the cast of the much-loved genealogy series, which takes well-known personalities on a revealing journey into their past, sharing their emotion and surprise as they uncover stories at the heart of their family history.

The twelfth season also features Australian television stars Grant Denyer, Chris Bath and Natalie Bassingthwaighte.

One participant uncovers a mysterious family fortune, while another learns the identity of his father, who he’s never known. One discovers his ancestors managed to flourish in Australia despite immense discrimination as a result of the White Australia Policy, and a famous performer lights set off to discover where their love of the arts originated.

Who Do You Think You Are? Season Twelve, Episode Two airs Tuesday, 15 June at 7.30pm on SBS and On Demand

Kevin Perry
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  1. Enjoying the new series.
    I think Malcolm Turnbull would like to read the book” The Secret River” by Kate Grenville. It tells the story of the convicts settling around the Hawksbury River area. Very descriptive of the times.


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