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Since episode one, which chronicled the Spanish Flu's spread in Australia in 1919, Forgotten Australia has been telling the stories we didn't hear in history class. From the weekend Melbourne went mad and our forgotten Titanic hero, to Australia's greatest Aboriginal tracker and the murder wave that shocked Sydney in 1932, this is history as you've never heard it before. www.forgottenaustralia.com

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Since episode one, which chronicled the Spanish Flu's spread in Australia in 1919, Forgotten Australia has been telling the stories we didn't hear in history class. From the weekend Melbourne went mad and our forgotten Titanic hero, to Australia's greatest Aboriginal tracker and the murder wave that shocked Sydney in 1932, this is history as you've never heard it before. www.forgottenaustralia.com

    The Woolworths Bombings — Part Six: Operation Softly Softly

    The Woolworths Bombings — Part Six: Operation Softly Softly

    The Task Force’s Operation Softly, Softly circles Larry Danielson in Huskisson — with one of the detectives a Manly mate from the good old Flicks days who gets stuck into the booze while on interrogation duty. Fraught though his outlook is, Larry still has a chance at freedom. But Greg McHardie? He's in for serious time, which turns his mind to a jailbreak.
     
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    • 45 min
    The Woolworths Bombings — Part Five: Larry The Larrikin

    The Woolworths Bombings — Part Five: Larry The Larrikin

    With Greg McHardie claiming to detectives he’s a dead man if he names those behind the Woolworths bombings, the Task Force turns its attentions to his associates on the South Coast, including his housemate Larry Danielson, a lovable larrikin who made his name as a singer-songwriter in Papua New Guinea before becoming the host with the most at one of the best venues of the emerging Aussie pub rock scene.
     
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    • 52 min
    The Woolworths Bombings — Part Four: Get Benny!

    The Woolworths Bombings — Part Four: Get Benny!

    After “Mr Bridge” is caught red-handed with the $1m Woolworths ransom, the suspect tells Task Force detectives he’s only a courier hired for the job. The mastermind’s name? Benny. From that moment on, Sydney’s police, press and public are all on high alert for this flashy character, who has threatened four more store bombings and for whose capture Woolies is offering a $250,000 reward.
     
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    The Woolworths Bombings — Part Three: Operation Alpha

    The Woolworths Bombings — Part Three: Operation Alpha

    As 1980 ends and the New Year begins, Woolworths and the NSW police wage a war of nerves with Mr Dunmore over arrangements for the $1m ransom handover. While the extortionist bomber has a cunning plan to get away with the loot, the Task Force’s massive undercover Operation Alpha has set an elaborate trap that’ll end in a showdown on Sydney Harbour.
     
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    • 36 min
    The Woolworths Bombings — Part Two: Keep Calm & Carry On Shopping

    The Woolworths Bombings — Part Two: Keep Calm & Carry On Shopping

    After the Christmas Eve bombing of Woolworths' flagship Sydney store, the company awaits contact from the extortionist calling himself Mr Dunmore. Meanwhile, Woolies receives dozens more threats, a beer carton bomb is found in a store and a sensational leak splashes the terrorist’s secret $1m ransom demand all over the media. But what crime reporters don't know is that undercover detectives are already on the trail of man fitting the description of a Woolworths suspect — a man just released after a long prison sentence for Sydney gelignite bombings…
     
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    • 37 min
    Interview with Allan Duncan — First Police Responder to Woolies Xmas Bomb Threat 1980

    Interview with Allan Duncan — First Police Responder to Woolies Xmas Bomb Threat 1980

    On Christmas Eve 1980, young constable Allan Duncan responded to the Woolies Town Hall bomb threat and would be inside the building when the device detonated.
     
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