Shooting The Past brings you Australian history through a new lens. Each episode features a historical event or era, and starts with a single photograph and the question; what is going on in this picture?
An arresting photograph has Clare Wright duck-diving into the history of surfing in Australia.
A fishy looking photograph throws Clare Wright into the deep end of the battle between industry and sustainability.
Clare Wright explores the story behind a studio portrait of an Edwardian family, and raises some tricky questions about citizenship, the Australian constitution and the subtle art of belonging.
All Tragic to the Moon
Clare Wright unravels the dramatic story within a family photograph that takes us to the searing heart of an Australian summer tragedy — bushfire.
A photograph of two men — one Indigenous and one non-Indigenous — holding hands, leads Clare Wright to investigate the history of Aboriginal resistance in Australia.
The Ruins of Science
Clare Wright tries to uncover the story behind a baffling photograph, and finds herself transported back to Australia in the 1960s.
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Love the Stories
Such a great podcast! I’m loving the stories and historical investigation behind the photographs. Great work Clare!
Well produced, thoughtful, and informative stories that are just as relevant to today as they are to when the photos were taken.
What a treasure!
I absolutely love this series. Clare Wright uncovers the stories behind historical photos by interviewing people and digging into the past.
There is nothing better than working in the garden whilst listening to each episode.