Spend an hour in someone else's life. Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
Australia's fearless women pilots
Kathy Mexted with true stories of extraordinary Australian women compelled to take to the skies in Spitfires, Tiger Moths, Cessnas and fighter jets
The girl from Orroroo — Fleur McDonald
Fleur grew up in a fuel depot in a tiny South Australian town. As a girl she would ride along in road trains with her Dad, singing songs and eating steak sandwiches. She became a jillaroo, a farmer, then an advocate for women in the bush escaping domestic violence
Intrepid and curious Charlotte Waring Atkinson — as told by Kate Forsyth
Charlotte was Australia's first children's author. She came to the colony of NSW from London in 1826, and now her trailblazing, tragic and dramatic life story has been written by her descendants, Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell
The true history of the Ark before Noah
How Irving Finkel stumbled upon the true story of the Ark before Noah on a Babylonian clay tablet (R)
A very modern history of swearing
Amanda Laugesen with the rich history of Australian 'bad language', and how the words we classify as swearing have changed over time. *CW: Discussion of swearing and offensive language
From the ashes of a failed farm
Robert Pekin lost his family’s 4th-generation farm, and in despair, walked away from everything and into the wilderness. After much soul-searching and trial and error, he developed a new way to link food producers more directly with those who eat the produce. *CW: mentions suicide
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Australian Fearless Women Pilots
Thank you Kathy for writing a book of Australian history that is little known. Each of the women featured have shown determination and courage to pursue their passion and you have captured this in you book.
Charlotte Atkinson Story
A wonderful story and interview with Kate Forsyth and Richard Fidler.
Keep up the great work
Loved the piece on Jonathan Slaght and his experience with the Fish Owl’s. Great stuff