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At Haunted Hills we're obsessed with small towns. Tegan Dawson grew up in a small town in South Gippsland - which was connected to the ghost town Yallourn. Small towns fascinate her, hear about them through its people, history, crime and legends or paranormal.

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At Haunted Hills we're obsessed with small towns. Tegan Dawson grew up in a small town in South Gippsland - which was connected to the ghost town Yallourn. Small towns fascinate her, hear about them through its people, history, crime and legends or paranormal.

    Snowtown true crime - before the barrels

    Snowtown true crime - before the barrels

    What kinds of crimes had happened in Snowtown before then? Listen to the episode as we hear about an armed robbery, poisoning and an escaped prisoner. 


     


    Snowtown South Australia has become infamous due to the a ring of murderers who stored their victims in barrels in the bank there. None of them lived in Snowtown, their final victim was killed there. 


     


     


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    • 26 min
    Snowtown SA History

    Snowtown SA History

    This historical episode is about Snowtown, South Australia. The Traditional Custodians of Country are the people of the Kaurna Nation. It is infamously known for the shocking murder cases of the bodies found in barrels at the bank, discovered in 1999. 
     
    As with all social history episodes we're going to meet the people because it's the regular people who make the town. We will meet a Banker, Farmers, Salt Mine operator and hotel keepers.

    • 23 min
    Ghosts of Warragul Episode

    Ghosts of Warragul Episode

    The ghosts of Warragul, Victoria episodes covers stories about the Warragul Cinema, private residences and a school. 


     


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    • 11 min
    Warragul True Crime Episode

    Warragul True Crime Episode

    Hear about Warragul's assaults, accidental killing, broken engagement and other civil actions or crimes.  
     
    Just to let you know there was a cross over a crime that occurred in Warragul by a Traralgon person you can hear it in the Traralgon Crime bonus Patreon only episode or you can purchase it from hauntedhillstours.com.au/shop
     
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    Today's true crime episode is from Warragul, Victoria. The Traditional Custodians of Country are the people of the Kurnai Nation
     
    True crime podcasts or episodes usually focus on just murders and missing people but that's not all there is in the field of crimes. Haunted Hills started out exploring a theory that criminals kept the legend going to give them space to keep on distilling illegally, making illegal coins. It shares a little about the small towns, as Robert Kennedy once said "Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on."
     
    While I encourage people to play judge and jury, we are not re-adjudicating these crimes
    most of them occurred too long ago to be appropriate
    however, these discussions create a contrast of values.
     

     

    • 22 min
    Warragul History Episode

    Warragul History Episode

    Warragul formed as a town in 1882. It also was built around the railway line. The land as the Kurnai Nations people would have known and utilised had large thick trees with their stone axes, their dwellings and communities were established on the hills (these details were published in the obituary of the first white settlers house and stores). The land was quite damp which created boggy conditions for hooved animals drawing carts that the settlers brought with them. Described by early journalists as a swamp and virgin bush wilderness. Brandy Creek was originally settled first as people pushed further south into the actual location of Warragul as the railway line was out through in 1878.


     


    Let's meet the butter makers, farmers, and painters. 
     
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    • 31 min
    Skidmore Missouri and surrounds ghosts and legends

    Skidmore Missouri and surrounds ghosts and legends

    While Skidmore Missouri has many tragedies occurring there, there aren't many stories of hauntings that have become well known. So this episode mostly focuses on the stories surrounding Skidmore Missouri. Maybe for the residents of Skidmore, the tragedies are the most haunting things they experienced.
     
    Hear about the High Creek Cemetery Haunting, Workman's chapel and cemetery haunting, and more. 
     
    Bex from Tu Tía Bruja, a series about brujería, witchcraft, ghosts, and the abnormal from the perspective of people with melanin joined me again in this episode: https://www.bexbecasting.com/
     
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