Invisible History unearths the hidden, forgotten and uncelebrated stories in Melbourne's past, and explores how they have shaped people's lives in Melbourne today. Produced by Clare Rawlinson, with additional audio production by Dave Williams.
Chapter 4: Skeletons in the closet
A relative of the convicted killer Morris Ansell describes the man he knew as a gentle uncle, long after Ansell served his prison sentence and began his life again in New Zealand.
Chapter 3: Someone to blame
Joan stumbles on a description of the killer, Morris Ansell, which challenges her long-held suspicions about the murder. She also reveals how she eventually did track down her mother, and what happened when they met as adults.
Chapter 2: Searching for answers
Alfred Atherton's murder case has been kept closed for 75 years, but in January 2016, the Public Records Office of Victoria opened it to its public collection. Joan is able to read the file for the first time, finding it stirs memories of the legacy her mother left her as a child.
Making Sense of a Murder, Chapter 1: What Joan knows so far
In the third season of Invisible History, we follow one woman's journey to make sense of her father's murder in 1939, with the central question being what role her mother may have played.
Chapter 5: Keeping the Olympic spirit alive
Despite its challenges, Maxine says there is something keeping her living in the village, and she will never leave.
Chapter 4: Hard times at home
Maxine's living situation became so traumatic at one point, she went into a deep depression.
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Wonderful story telling
This is a beautifully produced podcast looking at a little known moment in Australian history.
Beautifully produced & gripping story about Melbourne's past.