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History — As You've Never Heard It Before
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    Blue Murder On The Golden Mile — Part Three

    Blue Murder On The Golden Mile — Part Three

    After police swoop on their suspects, Evan 'Teddy' Clarke, Phil Treffene and William Coulter are charged with the murder. But one of these men will turn against the others, with brilliant barrister Arthur Haynes using this betrayal as a chisel with which to chip away at the crown case. To support: patreon.com/forgottenaustralia
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    • 45 min
    Blue Murder On The Golden Mile — Part Two

    Blue Murder On The Golden Mile — Part Two

    On 12 May 1926, south of Kalgoorlie, at an abandoned mine known as Miller's Find, Detective-Sergeant Grenville Purdue makes a horrifying discovery. The biggest manhunt in Western Australia is now on for the murderers of Detective-Inspector John Walsh and Detective-Sergeant Alexander Pitman. This episode produced from research material made accessible thanks to Forgotten Australia supporters. For more info on helping out (and for show shout-outs, early ad-free access, exclusive bonus episodes and the Australia's Sweetheart audiobook) go to: www.patreon.com/forgottenaustralia
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    • 36 min
    Blue Murder On The Golden Mile — Part One

    Blue Murder On The Golden Mile — Part One

    In April 1926 Detective-Inspector John Walsh and Detective-Sergeant Alexander Pitman disappeared while investigating gold thefts around Kalgoorlie. It was nearly two weeks before they were missed. When the alarm was raised, a massive search was started. Parts 2-5 will be released soon. This episode has been made with the use of archival material paid for Forgotten Australia supporters. For more information: patreon.com/forgottenaustralia
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    • 37 min
    Reprise — Murder On The Dance Floor — Part Two

    Reprise — Murder On The Dance Floor — Part Two

    Season Five is just around the corner. We're kicking off with an episode called Blue Murder On The Golden Mile. It’s a killer tale set in 1926 and it takes us inside what was then the most intensive manhunt and homicide trial in Western Australian history. One of the main characters in Blue Murder On The Golden Mile is a brilliant barrister named Arthur Haynes. I featured Haynes two years ago in the episode Murder On The Dance Floor, which was set in 1925 in Perth.
    So, ahead of Season Five, I've dusted off this two-parter in case you haven’t heard the story — and want a bit of an idea of just how formidable Arthur Haynes was a defence lawyer. Here's the gist of Part Two:
    There was no doubt Audrey Jacob had shot Cyril Gidley dead in front of hundreds of people during a charity dance at Perth’s Government House. But why had she killed him and was she guilty of murder? The final instalment of this episode takes us inside one of Australia’s most extraordinary trials—and beyond to a second murder, the tragic downfall of a business titan and across the world to the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam War and Carter White House.


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    Reprise — Murder On The Dance Floor — Part One

    Reprise — Murder On The Dance Floor — Part One

    Season Five is just around the corner. We're kicking off with an episode called Blue Murder On The Golden Mile. It’s a killer tale set in 1926 and it takes us inside what was then the most intensive manhunt and homicide trial in Western Australian history. One of the main characters Blue Murder On The Golden Mile is a brilliant barrister named Arthur Haynes. I featured Haynes two years ago in the episode Murder On The Dance Floor, which was set in 1925 in Perth. So, ahead of Season Five, I've dusted off this two-parter in case you haven’t heard the story — and want a bit of an idea of just how formidable Arthur Haynes was a defence lawyer. Certainly, if you were charged with murder back in the day in WA, he was the man you wanted on your side.
    Here's the gist of Part One:
    In 1925 beautiful young Audrey Campbell Jacob shot a young man dead in front of hundreds of revellers during a charity dance in the ballroom of Government House in Perth — and the court case that followed the crime was every bit as shocking.

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    • 47 min
    Australia's Slave Ship Massacre — Part Three (Season Finale)

    Australia's Slave Ship Massacre — Part Three (Season Finale)

    In the wake of the massacre, Dr James Patrick Murray makes a series of surprising moves that further his infamy in Australia and across the British Empire.
    Listener Desiree Pettit-Keating, of Bendigo Regional Archives Centre, was kind enough to send through an article they did about the Bendigo smallpox outbreak that features in this instalment — and in which Dr Murray played a central role. To read their piece — which has plenty of parallels with Covid-19 — go to:
    https://www.brac.vic.gov.au/disease-deja-vu
    Season 5 of Forgotten Australia will start in mid-November.
    In the meantime, I'll be releasing a new bonus episode for supporters. Supporters also have access to half a dozen bonus episodes I've already produced.
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