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From expeditions to catch the Yeti and robot attacks on London to kiddie crimewaves and despicable doomsday devices, The Wayback Week is a time-travelling trip hosted by a couple of history buffs who're on a fact-finding mission to bring you all the very, very late-breaking news. Be amazed by the stories that made history — as well as the ones that didn't.

The Wayback Week The Wayback Week

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From expeditions to catch the Yeti and robot attacks on London to kiddie crimewaves and despicable doomsday devices, The Wayback Week is a time-travelling trip hosted by a couple of history buffs who're on a fact-finding mission to bring you all the very, very late-breaking news. Be amazed by the stories that made history — as well as the ones that didn't.

    1969 - Fourth Week of July

    1969 - Fourth Week of July

    This Wayback Week we touch down on the moon to talk space germs, lunar quicksand, the origins of Buzz Aldrin's odd first name and how only two-thirds of the Apollo 11 astronauts went on to receive Australia's highest civilian honour: the Special Gold Logie. Plus: everything else that was happening that week, from an Aussie pop singer shot dead on stage in Vietnam and the end of Edward Kennedy’s presidential hopes, to Mick Jagger being almost fatally unfaithful to Marianne Faithful and the painful comedy of errors suffered by a very unlucky bank robber.
     
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    • 36 min
    1878 The Third Week of July

    1878 The Third Week of July

    This Wayback Week we hang out with the Kelly Gang as they try farm a forgotten root vegetable, try to use the lost word "cumshaw" in a sentence, join beardy Leo Tolstoy's cult and examine his saucy "to do" list, ponder whether animals will ever get religion and drop in on the real Deadwood to see what Al Swearengen is up to.
     
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    • 39 min
    1979 - Second Week of July

    1979 - Second Week of July

    This Wayback Week we come crashing back to earth with Skylab, review the first reviews of Mad Max, get m-m-m-musical with m-m-m-My Sharona, remember the beer-can bomb terrorist who tried to blow up a passenger jet in Sydney, chase after the Yowie on the outskirts of Melbourne, learn the British medical method for curing an Ocker and work out whether Winnie Blues are a better long-term investment than property.
     
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    • 39 min
    1949 - First Week of July

    1949 - First Week of July

    This Wayback Week we celebrate John Farnham's 70th birthday by exposing Whispering Jack's saucy secret, hit the picket lines as a coal strike cripples Australia, take the new Holden for a hoon while remembering the cars that came before, get on down with James Brown before going sky high with a preachin' pilot and visit the new Lord Byron... on his farm in Western Australia.
     
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    • 35 min
    1929 - Fourth Week of June

    1929 - Fourth Week of June

    This Wayback Week we meet the pretty crook Dr Snook, go back on the chain gang, say goodbye to silent movies, pay tribute to forgotten Hollywood dog Strongheart, delve into the origins of Phar Lap and pavlova, and add a cubit or two to our height as men of the future.
     
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    • 39 min
    1944 - Third Week of June

    1944 - Third Week of June

    This Wayback Week we tremble at the advent of robot attacks on London, review Hollywood's attempt at showing dinky-di wartime Australia in the film The Man From Down Under, try to grace Grecian robes with an anti-sex morals crusader and celebrate the revelation of the greatest-ever literary hoax.
     
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    • 40 min

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