52 episodes

History: as you’ve never heard it before. Upcoming episodes include: the story of the incredible Aboriginal tracker who brought a serial killer to justice; the surprising identity of our first screenwriter; a Hollywood legend's life-changing trip Down Under; and the tale of the Sydney beauty who became our first supermodel — decades before Elle Macpherson was born. Subscribe to get every episode. For more info www.forgottenaustralia.com & www.facebook.com/forgottenoz

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    • History

History: as you’ve never heard it before. Upcoming episodes include: the story of the incredible Aboriginal tracker who brought a serial killer to justice; the surprising identity of our first screenwriter; a Hollywood legend's life-changing trip Down Under; and the tale of the Sydney beauty who became our first supermodel — decades before Elle Macpherson was born. Subscribe to get every episode. For more info www.forgottenaustralia.com & www.facebook.com/forgottenoz

    Tracker Riley: Outback Hero — Part Three

    Tracker Riley: Outback Hero — Part Three

    After helping to catch serial killer Mad Mossy, Tracker Riley became Australia's most-decorated Aboriginal policeman, yet he still faced racism — with tragic circumstances. For more information: www.forgottenaustralia.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 43 min
    Tracker Riley: Outback Hero — Part Two

    Tracker Riley: Outback Hero — Part Two

    In the Dubbo region in the mid-to-late 1930s, Aboriginal tracker Alexander Riley worked three high-profile murder investigations — including bringing serial killer "Mad Mossy" to justice. For more information: www.forgottenaustralia.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 43 min
    Tracker Riley: Outback Hero — Part One

    Tracker Riley: Outback Hero — Part One

    For nearly 40 years, Aboriginal tracker Alexander Riley chased down thieves, fugitives and murderers in outback NSW — and saved the lives of many people who’d become lost in the harsh landscape. Among Tracker Riley's famous cases were the frustrating manhunt for Roy Governor, known as “the last of the bushrangers”, and collecting grisly evidence against “Mad Mossy”, one of Australia’s most deranged serial killers. For more information: www.forgottenaustralia.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 47 min
    The Bombing Of Rothbury — 1938

    The Bombing Of Rothbury — 1938

    On an October night in 1938 the Rothbury coal mine was rocked by explosions — but the real story was whether The Daily Telegraph had known this sabotage was going to happen but didn’t tell police for the sake of a front-page scoop. This is rabbit-hole mystery revolving around a Gallipoli-Digger-turned-crook-turned-tabloid-reporter, a detective who’d taken on killers, kidnappers and fascists, and a NSW police commissioner protecting the interests of his mate Frank Packer as he turned his newspaper empire into a media dynasty that’d eventually be run by his billionaire son and grandson. For more information: www.forgottenaustalia.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 46 min
    The Battle For Rothbury — Part Two

    The Battle For Rothbury — Part Two

    After police opened fire on miners at Rothbury on 16 December 1929, killing one man and seriously wounding several more, the battle for the hearts and minds of the Australian public began in the NSW and federal parliaments and in the conservative and leftist newspapers. The most striking image was a Daily Telegraph Pictorial front-page photo that showed a policeman firing over the heads of the crowd. But, as this instalment reveals, this was a fake that conveniently endorsed the official version of events. We also delve into the recriminations, accusations, and basher-gang reign of terror that followed the Rothbury shootings — and explore the fates of the miners, the politicians and the enigmatic coal baron John Brown. To see the Daily Telegraph front-page and for more information: www.forgottenaustralia.com and www.facebook.com/forgottenoz For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 58 min
    The Battle For Rothbury — Part One

    The Battle For Rothbury — Part One

    Ninety years ago, on 16 December 1929, at the Rothbury colliery near Newcastle, thousands of miners protesting against an illegal wage cut were fired on by police with tragic results. But the battle began long before the bullets started flying. For most of that year, these miners had been at the centre of a bitter battle that toppled a federal government, saw the NSW state government use basher gangs of police and resulted in a new Labor prime minister committing an act of political betrayal — all just as the economic after-shocks of the Wall Street Crash were starting to be felt. For more information: www.forgottenaustralia.com and www.facebook.com/forgottenoz For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min

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The gift that keeps on giving

The incredible amount of research conducted for each and every episode will quickly be made evident to the listener by how captivating this show is, distinguishing itself as the leading podcast within the ‘alternative’ history genre. In the words of Michael Adams, Forgotten Australia is ‘the gift that keeps on giving’.

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