106 episodes

Australian history through the lens of migration.

Aussie History Podcast James Dampier

    • History

Australian history through the lens of migration.

    AHP-105-Football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars

    AHP-105-Football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars

    On 17 February 2020, General Motors announced the end of the Holden brand. This has shocked the nation and it truly is the end of an era. Watch the Holden TV advertisement 'Football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGW-WX77zjY

    • 13 min
    AHP-104-Mr Brown

    AHP-104-Mr Brown

    On Wednesday 26 May 1971 a man calling himself “Mr Brown" telephoned saying that Qantas Flight 755 from Sydney to Hong Kong was carrying a bomb. It was set to detonate as the plane came in to land and it could only be prevented if he was paid $500,000.

    Check out the movie 'Call me Mr Brown' on YouTube athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUDku9ha0-A

    PLEASE DONATE TO THE RED CROSS BUSHFIRE RECOVERY APPEAL AT: www.redcross.org.au

    • 27 min
    AHP-103-Bunyips and the Blue Mountain's Panther

    AHP-103-Bunyips and the Blue Mountain's Panther

    Today we are into Aussie cryptozoology; the Bunyip and the Blue Mountain's Panther. Do they really exist?

    Check out the truly remarkable ABC cartoon 'Bluey'. You can watch episodes on the ABC i-view App for free. Here's a YouTube video of highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1SgpcIULLY&list=PLUptLdhc0cdHxTE1_ZBNP5ZaPgjePZGWC

    • 23 min
    AHP-102-The Sydney Wars, April 1789 to December 1790

    AHP-102-The Sydney Wars, April 1789 to December 1790

    The local Sydney people continue to find it tough going after the arrival of the British. A smallpox epidemic breaks out killing many Indigenous people. Bennelong is captured and Arthur Phillip is speared and recovers from his wound.  Arthur Phillip then orders reprisals after the apparently unprovoked killing of John McIntire.

    Email me at: jamesdampier.awp@gmail.com  

    • 24 min
    AHP-101-Nancy-Bird Walton

    AHP-101-Nancy-Bird Walton

    Nancy-Bird Walton was one of the great pioneers of flight in Australia. Learn about her remarkable life and achievements. A youtube video aired by the ABC on the day of her funeral can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjfUSjh-muo

    • 24 min
    AHP-100-Federation

    AHP-100-Federation

    Episode 100! I never dreamed I would still be going after 100 episodes and 6 years.  In this episode we cover Australia becoming a nation. When the six colonies of Australia decided to federate and become a nation in its own right.

    Thank you to all my listeners for your support and encouragement since I started this little podcast. A big shout out to Laszlo Montgomery from the China History Podcast who started me in this podcasting caper.

    • 36 min

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