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From alleyway gangsters to cold war spies to eccentric entrepreneurs, Australian history is full of colourful but forgotten characters. Host Jen Kelly talks with experts, historians and yarn spinners to uncover the untold stories of some of our most interesting and offbeat forebears. A Herald Sun podcast, produced by Jonty Burton and Elouise Tynan.

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From alleyway gangsters to cold war spies to eccentric entrepreneurs, Australian history is full of colourful but forgotten characters. Host Jen Kelly talks with experts, historians and yarn spinners to uncover the untold stories of some of our most interesting and offbeat forebears. A Herald Sun podcast, produced by Jonty Burton and Elouise Tynan.

    Gangsters of Melbourne. Part 6: Harry Slater

    Gangsters of Melbourne. Part 6: Harry Slater

    Long Harry Slater was a gang leader, standover man, cop-shooter, house bomber, suspected murderer and gang war adversary to Squizzy Taylor, making him Australia’s most feared criminal until the early 1920s. Subscribe to the Herald Sun. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 32 min
    Gangsters of Melbourne. Part 5: 'Big Squizzy'

    Gangsters of Melbourne. Part 5: 'Big Squizzy'

    Claude Taylor lived in the shadow of his famous little brother Leslie. But between stalking the streets of Little Lon, and being at the edge of the Sydney razor wars, he led a colourful life of his own. See photos of Big Squizzy, his friends and foes at heraldsun.com.au/ibaw, where you can also become a Herald Sun subscriber. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 32 min
    Gangsters of Melbourne. Part 4: Malvern Cameron

    Gangsters of Melbourne. Part 4: Malvern Cameron

    Malvern ‘Gunner’ Cameron was a standover man with one eye, one arm, and one hell of a temper. He was a cocaine dealer, a drug addict, a hard drinker, a heavy hitter. and one of the most feared gangsters in Melbourne. Read his story, along with the tales of other notorious Melbourne gangsters at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/ibaw For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 27 min
    Gangsters of Melbourne. Part 3: Lofty Prentice

    Gangsters of Melbourne. Part 3: Lofty Prentice

    Lofty Prentice was a veteran of two wars. He was also a thief, a pimp, a street fighter and an international conman. Jen is once again joined by historian Michael Shelford to talk about the soldier-turned-criminal. Subscribe to the Herald Sun. Go to: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/ibaw and cliarticle to begin. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 30 min
    Gangsters of Melbourne. Part 2: Percy Ramage

    Gangsters of Melbourne. Part 2: Percy Ramage

    While William Buck may have been the most violent man on Melbourne's streets, Percy Ramage terrorised its prisons. Jen Kelly is joined again by Historian Michael Shelford for another episode on one of Old Melbourne's forgotten gangsters.


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    • 21 min
    Gangsters of Melbourne. Part 1: William Buck

    Gangsters of Melbourne. Part 1: William Buck

    William Buck was perhaps the most violent criminal to ever roam the streets of Melbourne. Jen Kelly talks with historian Michael Shelford about the mad bad man of old Melbourne. Become a Herald Sun subscriber. Go to heraldsun.com.au/IBAW, and click on any article to begin. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 min

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