8 episodes

This is a narrative history podcast. It tells the story of Australia starting with the dawn of the Australian land mass, and moves forward through time until the year 2000.

The History of Australia Podcast Jasmin O'Connor

    • History
    • 4.7 • 9 Ratings

This is a narrative history podcast. It tells the story of Australia starting with the dawn of the Australian land mass, and moves forward through time until the year 2000.

    Episode 7 - Bundjalung Country

    Episode 7 - Bundjalung Country

    This episode provides an acknowledgement of Arakwal and Bundjalung land and a history of the local area, Byron Bay.

    • 33 min
    Episode 6 - The First Fleet

    Episode 6 - The First Fleet

    In this episode, humans set foot on the Australian continent for the first time. 

    • 32 min
    Episode 5 - Firebirds

    Episode 5 - Firebirds

    We have this idea that the use of fire is one of those things that defines us as humans and sets us apart from the animal kingdom. And that’s just not correct! It turns out that even birds can hunt with fire. 

    • 21 min
    Episode 4 - Out of Africa

    Episode 4 - Out of Africa

    Ancient humans journeyed out of Africa and made it all the way down to modern day Indonesia, right to the doorstep of Australia, and lived there for millions of years. Did any ancient humans make it to Australia before homo sapiens?

    • 24 min
    Episode 3 - Dinosaurs

    Episode 3 - Dinosaurs

    By the Jurassic Period,  the supercontinent Pangea had schismed into Laurasia and Gondwanaland. Dinosaurs reigned supreme.

    • 19 min
    Episode 2 - In the Beginning

    Episode 2 - In the Beginning

    In this episode, learn about how Bunjil, the mighty eagle, created the world. There's also an introduction to the Dreaming.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

JonathanRutherford ,

Great podcast on history of Australia

Have just discovered this podcast - the only of its kind on Australian history. I Am 4 episodes through and so far really enjoying it. Very informative and well produced. I look forward to following the journey and learning more about the history of my country

Carl Raccani ,

Ernest effort

Delivered at high school or low undergraduate level (the teenaged patois is annoying) and there are some glorious malapropisms (hypothecated rather than hypothesised😉) but it’s subject matter is not covered elsewhere and the material is reasonably up-to-date. Would like to see more explicit recognition of the academic sources. Ernest effort. Please keep going.

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