15 episodes

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?

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    • History
    • 4.7 • 16 Ratings

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?

    The Glide

    The Glide

    An arresting photograph has Clare Wright duck-diving into the history of surfing in Australia.

    • 30 min
    Roughy Justice

    Roughy Justice

    A fishy looking photograph throws Clare Wright into the deep end of the battle between industry and sustainability.

    • 28 min
    Alien Nation

    Alien Nation

    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.

    • 28 min
    All Tragic to the Moon

    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.

    • 28 min
    Camp Sovereignty

    Camp Sovereignty

    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.

    • 28 min
    The Ruins of Science

    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.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Jessb369 ,

Love the Stories

Such a great podcast! I’m loving the stories and historical investigation behind the photographs. Great work Clare!

Defiesexplanation ,

Excellent podcast

Well produced, thoughtful, and informative stories that are just as relevant to today as they are to when the photos were taken.

Trudy3113 ,

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.

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