22 episodes

History Lab || exploring the gaps between us and the past ||

This series is made in collaboration by the Australian Centre for Public History, Impact Studios at the University of Technology Sydney and media partner 2SER 107.3FM

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    • 4.4 • 128 Ratings

History Lab || exploring the gaps between us and the past ||

This series is made in collaboration by the Australian Centre for Public History, Impact Studios at the University of Technology Sydney and media partner 2SER 107.3FM

    What remains of Joe Governor?

    What remains of Joe Governor?

    After Jimmy's trial, what happened to his brother Joe?

    Joe has mostly been forgotten by history, and his presence in the archives is little more than a whisper.

    From coronial records, family tales and a visit to a country pub, it becomes clear that Joe fell foul of the frontier, in life and death.

    And yet, more questions remain: Was Joe Governor, an outlaw, killed lawfully?

    How do his ancestral remains become another transactional asset in the murky world of race science? And why is western knowledge still entangled in its colonial past?

    • 41 min
    Death Row Diary

    Death Row Diary

    How does the law deal with an outlaw?

    Jimmy Governor is captured and his legal case becomes a lightning rod for justice in the new federation. But how did Australia's most-wanted murderer get one of the best lawyers in the colony?

    A prison experiment begins with a diary and we find out how the present mimics the past.

    • 34 min
    The Last Outlaws

    The Last Outlaws

    This is the tale of a prison colony trying to become a country and the murder case that stood in its way, but this is not a true crime podcast.

    Jimmy and Joe Governor, two brothers from Wiradjuri and Wonnarua country, were the last proclaimed outlaws in Australia - wanted dead or alive.

    120 years later we examine what has survived and what we can still learn from the Governor brothers' story.

    To find out more visit: https://thelastoutlaws.com.au

    • 32 min
    Introducing History Lab Season Four - The Last Outlaws

    Introducing History Lab Season Four - The Last Outlaws

    The Last Outlaws is the latest audio series to be released by Impact Studios, an audio production house embedded in the University of Technology Sydney.

    The trilogy podcast is based on UTS Law Professor Katherine Biber's tenacious and careful research of Jimmy and Joe Governor, Australia's last proclaimed outlaws.

    The Governor brothers' story has been told in books and film before, but never like this.

    For the Governor family descendants this is a difficult story to tell, but one that demands to be heard.

    Coming September 22nd.

    • 3 min
    Introducing 'The New Social Contract' - a new podcast by the makers of History Lab

    Introducing 'The New Social Contract' - a new podcast by the makers of History Lab

    How will Australian universities fare in a post-pandemic world? It depends on an influential but rarely talked about relationship between the state, its institutions, and the public. Discover more in the first podcast episode of The New Social Contract.
    Brought to you by the makers of History Lab.

    • 3 min
    A close match

    A close match

    Three days before Spain's general elections in 2004 a series of bombs exploded on crowded Madrid commuter trains, killing almost 200 people.

    The Spanish authorities found a plastic bag a few blocks away from one of the bomb sites with a single, incomplete fingerprint.

    This was the trace linked to a man living 9000 kms away, a US Attorney in Oregon by the name of Brandon Mayfield.

    We've been told that every fingerprint is unique to every finger, but what if this is the wrong question to ask?

    Forensic Science was founded on the principle that 'every contact leaves a trace' but history shows we can't always rely on one trace alone.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

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The Last Outlaws - compelling listening

Beautifully and sensitively told, The Last Outlaws series is compelling listening. The story of the last men outlawed in Australia, tangled in histories of race, federation, truth and justice.

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Poorly researched and deceptive

John Harris (a triple PhD) rips this podcast to shreds in his well-researched book, ‘Judging the Macquaries’. Particularly be weary of their episode, ‘The Bank, the Seargant and his Bonus’.

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Unearthing corners of Australian history

History Lab is a thoughtful history podcast that takes you on some surprising corners' of Australia's history. The episode on how fortune telling was illegal in Federation era Australia is perhaps one of their best!

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