131 episodes

Australian history through the lens of migration.

Aussie History Podcast James Dampier

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    • 4.4 • 116 Ratings

Australian history through the lens of migration.

    AHP-130-Mary MacKillop

    AHP-130-Mary MacKillop

    Mary MacKillop founded the Sisters of St Joseph, the first Catholic order founded by an Australian. She and her order established schools and welfare institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand, with an emphasis on education for the rural poor. She was the first Australian to be canonised as a Saint by the Catholic Church.

    Email me at jamesdampier.awp@gmail.com

    • 19 min
    AHP-129- James Hardy Vaux, Australia's dodgiest convict

    AHP-129- James Hardy Vaux, Australia's dodgiest convict

    James Hardy Vaux was an English-born convict transported to NSW. He is probably the dodgiest convict ever and was, in fact, transported three times. But he also wrote the first full length autobiography in Australia and the first Australian dictionary.

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    • 19 min
    AHP-128-The Sydney Wars, 1802-13

    AHP-128-The Sydney Wars, 1802-13

    Aboriginal and Torres Islander people are warned that this episode mentions the name of people who have passed away.

    Pemulwuy may have been killed but the attacks continue. Governor King is forced to act and orders punitive responses. Meanwhile, Mosquito and Bull Dog are caputured and sent to Norfolk Island and Pemulwuy's son Tedbury joins the fight

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    • 40 min
    AHP-127-Reg Saunders, an Indigenous Australian war hero

    AHP-127-Reg Saunders, an Indigenous Australian war hero

    Reg Saunders was a war hero who won the Military Medal. He was also the first Indigenous Australian to be commissioned as an officer in the Australian Army.

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    • 31 min
    AHP-126-A brief history of Censorship in Australia

    AHP-126-A brief history of Censorship in Australia

    Australia has had censorship since Captain Arthur Phillip planted the Union Jack at Sydney Cove in 1788. During the mid 20th century Australia is said to have had one of the strictest Censorship regimes in the western world.

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    • 22 min
    AHP-125- Life wasn't mean to be easy - Malcolm Fraser, Part 2

    AHP-125- Life wasn't mean to be easy - Malcolm Fraser, Part 2

    We finish our look at Malcolm Fraser, the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia. Why did he turn his back on the Party he led did he become a left winger after he retired from politics?

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Deb Cas ,

Fantastic

Recently discovered your podcast and I have listened from episode 1. A wonderful informative podcast so much Australian history. Great job, I’ve learnt so much
Thankyou and keep them coming.

Sфlеми ,

Re; Episode 74

It’s quoted as Prince Albert was it not in fact Prince Alfred?

Hmmm

Just saying

John

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Irene Cleary

Hi I really enjoy your podcasts thank you. Can you please make some on the Old Razor Gangs of Sydney. Like Tilly Devine etc. thank you
Irene Cleary

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