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Australian Survivor (2002)
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Season Information
Version: Australia
Season No.: 1
Filming Location: Eyre Peninsula, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia
Filming Dates: November 1, 2001 – December 24, 2001
Season Run: February 13, 2002 - May 15, 2002
No. of Episodes: 13
No. of Days: 39
No. of Survivors: 16
Winner: Robert Dickson
Runner(s)-Up: Sciona Browne
Tribes: Kadina
Tipara
Aurora
Cast
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Opening Sequence
Australian Survivor intro00:45

Australian Survivor intro

Season Chronology

Australian Survivor (2002) is the first season of the 'Nine Network' incarnation of the Australian reality show, Australian Survivor. Filming took place in Eyre Peninsula, Australia. The premiere aired on Wednesday, February 13, 2002.

37 year-old Robert Dickson, a film director from Victoria, Australia ended up winning. He defeated Sciona Browne by a 5-2 vote, winning a AUD$500,000 prize.

Production

After the filming of Survivor: The Australian Outback, Australian television network Channel Nine decided to make their own version of Survivor. The producers chose 16 contestants to participate between May 3, 2001 - May 10, 2001. The season took place in Port Lincoln, South Australia. After 39 days of competing Robert Dickson was crowned the Sole Survivor by a 5-2 vote.

Twists

  • Self Vote: After three days of competing, Lucinda Allen-Rhodes asked her tribe to vote her out. At the first Tribal Council of the season Lucinda voted against herself. This is against the rules in the American version of the show.


Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Merged Tribe
Lucindaas2002 Lucinda Allen-Rhodes
43, Byron Bay, NSW
Kadina 1st Voted Out
Day 3
8
Timas2002 Tim Dugan
51, Green Point, NSW
Kadina 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
4
Davidas2002 David Haas
34, Sydney, NSW
Kadina 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
6
Jeffas2002 Jeff Brown
52, Canberra, ACT
Tipara 4th Voted Out
Day 12
5
Deborahas2002 Deborah Peart
26, Sydney, NSW
Kadina 5th Voted Out
Day 15
4
Sylvanas2002 Sylvan Dorney
25, Sydney, NSW
Kadina 6th Voted Out
Day 18
3
Carenas2002 Caren Shaw
28, Darwin, NT
Kadina Aurora 7th Voted Out
Day 21
10
Naomias2002 Naomi Knight
22, Melbourne, VIC
Kadina 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 24
8
Craigas2002 Craig Abbot
27, Point Lonsdale, VIC
Kadina 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 27
8
Lanceas2002 Lance Brooks
39, Sydney, NSW
Tipara 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 30
8
Janeas2002 Jane Dalton
18, Newcastle, NSW
Tipara 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 33
9
Sophieas2002 Sophie Woods
30, Sydney, NSW
Tipara 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 35
3
Katieas2002 Katie Gold
24, Melbourne, VIC
Tipara 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 37
3
Joelas2002 Joel Betts
22, Sydney, NSW
Tipara 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
7
Scionaas2002 Sciona Browne
49, Perth, WA
Tipara Runner-Up 1
Robas2002 Robert Dickson
37, Melbourne, VIC
Tipara Sole Survivor 5

Season Sumary

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Episode Guide

Episode Air Date Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish
Reward Immunity
1 "Journey to Whaler's Way" February 13, 2002 Kadina Tipara Lucinda 8-0 1st Voted Out
Day 3
2 "Violent Weather and Violent People" February 20, 2002 Kadina Tipara Tim 4-1-1-1 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
3 "The Losing Streak" February 27, 2002 Kadina Tipara David 5-1 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
4 "The Struggle of Both Tribes" March 6, 2002 Tipara Kadina Jeff 5-3 4th Voted Out
Day 12
[Sylvan]1
5 "It's Just Too Hard!" March 13, 2002 Kadina Tipara Deborah 3-2 5th Voted Out
Day 15
6 "This Game is Way Different Than It Looks" March 20, 2002 Tipara Tipara Sylvan 3-1 6th Voted Out
Day 18
7 "It's Time to Merge" April 3, 2002 None Craig Caren 7-2-1 7th Voted Out
Day 21
8 "Pick Off" April 10, 2002 Naomi
[Craig]
Craig Naomi 7-1-1 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 24
9 "I Just Feel So Bad" April 17, 2002 Lance
[Everyone]
Sophie Craig 7-1 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 27
10 "He's a Threat, She's a Threat, We're all Threats!" April 24, 2002 Jane Joel Lance 5-1-1 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 30
11 "Cockiness Comes to an End" May 1, 2002 Joel Sciona Jane 3-3;
2-2;
Tiebreaker2
11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 33
12 "Who's the Odd Man Out?" May 8, 2002 Katie
[Everyone]
Katie Sophie 3-2 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 35
13 "Finale/Reunion" May 15, 2002 Katie
[Everyone]
Robert Katie 3-1 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 37
None Robert Joel 1-0 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
Jury Vote Sciona 5-2 Runner-Up
Robert Sole Survivor

Notes:

^1 One member of the winning tribe on the Day 12 immunity challenge won the car driven in the challenge. Sylvan won the car via random draw.
^2 With a deadlock tie between Jane and Joel, Jane's past votes were taken into account, eliminating her.

Voting History

Australian Survivor (2002) Voting History
Original Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Eliminated: Lucindaas2002
Lucinda
Timas2002
Tim
Davidas2002
David
Jeffas2002
Jeff
Deborahas2002
Deborah
Sylvanas2002
Sylvan
Carenas2002
Caren
Naomias2002
Naomi
Craigas2002
Craig
Lanceas2002
Lance
Tie Deadlock Janeas2002
Jane
Sophieas2002
Sophie
Katieas2002
Katie
Joelas2002
Joel
Scionaas2002
Sciona
Robas2002
Robert
Vote: 8-0 4-1-1-1 5-1 5-3 3-2 3-1 7-2-1 7-1-1 7-1 5-1-1 3-31 2-22 Past votes3 3-2 3-1 1-04 5-2
Robert Jeff Caren Naomi Craig Lance Jane Jane Sophie Katie Joel Jury Vote
Sciona Jane Caren Naomi Craig Lance Jane Jane Sophie Katie None
Joel Jeff Caren Naomi Craig Jane Jane None Sophie Katie None Robert
Katie Jane Caren Naomi Craig Lance Joel Joel Robert Joel Sciona
Sophie Jeff Caren Naomi Craig Lance Joel Joel Robert Robert
Jane Jeff Caren Naomi Craig Lance Joel None Eliminated Robert
Lance Jeff Caren Naomi Craig Sciona Robert
Craig Lucinda David David Deborah Sylvan Robert Robert Robert Sciona
Naomi Lucinda Tim David Deborah Sylvan Lance Lance Robert
Caren Lucinda Tim David Deborah Sylvan Lance
Sylvan Lucinda Tim David Caren Naomi
Deborah Lucinda Tim David Caren
Jeff Jane
David Lucinda Caren Craig
Tim Lucinda Deborah
Lucinda Lucinda

Notes:

^1 Tribal Council resulted in a tie. Per the rules, a second vote was held where the castaways involved in the tie would not vote and the remaining castaways could only vote for those involved in the tie.
^2 Per the rules at the time, in case of a deadlock tie, past votes were taken into account. The player with more past votes got eliminated.
^3 Jane had more past votes than Joel, eliminating her from the game.
^4 Joel and Sciona did not vote as they could only vote for each other. By virtue of winning the final Immunity Challenge, only Robert voted.

Trivia

  • This season features the first time in the Survivor franchise that a castaway has voted against themselves.
    • This would happen again in the second season of Australian Survivor.
  • The winner of this season, Robert Dickson, died on April 11, 2009. Robert and his two sons perished in a car accident while on a holiday in South Africa.
  • The second boot of this season Tim Dugan died in 2016 after a battle with cancer
  • Third place of this season Joel Betts was convicted in 2010 of attempted murder of his then girlfriend and is currently serving time in prison 
  • Australian Survivor had no slogan because other foreign networks owned the phrases 'Outwit Outplay Outlast' (U.S.) and 'Trust No One' (UK).
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