Rum, Rebels & Ratbags is history not for the faint-hearted. Historian and author of 'Girt' David Hunt and ABC Radio Sydney's Dom Knight uncover the characters and events left out of your high school history class.
Mothers of a nation
Women in the convict colony initially had a hard life, but for many New South Wales presented undreamed of opportunities. They had a greater say in relationships, property, business and government policy than back in Britain, so it is no surprise Australia was a world leader in women’s suffrage.
Let's call it Macquarie
Lachlan Macquarie was a hard drinking, penny pinching Scottish army officer with syphilis and an impressive history of financial fraud. Yet he became the colony’s most successful governor, erecting new towns and buildings, integrating ex-convicts into society, and naming just about everything Macquarie.
Fantastic history discussion, with a bit of humour sprinkled throughout. Great listening .
I love this show, have listened several times and learn something new each time. Wish there could be another season. Would make s great tv show too.
So sad there are no more episodes
I used to listen to this while I jogged, to take my mind off how gruelling running was. It was always hilarious, and incredible, and i’m devastated I’ve gone through all the episodes! Please make some more!