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The shady, controversial and sometimes downright villainous characters of New Zealand history, presented by William Ray.
Governor: the story of Sir George Grey - Part 2
In the second of Black Sheep's two part episode on Sir George Grey, Aotearoa is launched into the worst conflicts of the New Zealand Wars. For more on the Waikato War, watch and listen to Stories of Tainui.
Governor: the story of Sir George Grey - Part 1
Sir George Grey led Aotearoa into some of the worst conflicts of the New Zealand Wars. In this two part episode, Black Sheep investigates his life story.
Black Sheep Season Six Trailer
Black Sheep returns for a Sixth Season!
Baby Farmer: the story of Minnie Dean
Minnie Dean must rank as one of New Zealand's most infamous figures. The only woman to be judicially executed in New Zealand history. For years she was portrayed as a cold-blooded killer who murdered babies for cash. More recently, attitudes towards Minnie have shifted, but she's still a controversial and complex figure. Black Sheep dives into the story of the baby farmer of Winton.
Machine-gun Murder: the story of Bassett Road (part 1)
It's 1963 and two bodies are found in a house at Bassett Road in Remuera. Detectives are shocked to discover they were killed by a submachine-gun. Newspaper headlines read "Chicago Comes to New Zealand". Black Sheep investigates a true crime story that scandalised New Zealand
Madam: the story of Flora MacKenzie
Flora MacKenzie is one of the most colourful characters in New Zealand history: A hard drinking, hard talking brothel owner from the 1960s and 70s who won the affection of sex workers, police and punters alike. In this episode of Black Sheep, we look at the legend of Madam Flora
This is my favourite podcast. I’m so glad they are making more again! I get excited when I see there is a new episode. Thank you so much RNZ and William Ray!!
I have listened to all the episodes of series 1, 2 and 3 so far, with my adolescent children. The usual question at the end is: “Why we don't learn about these people at school?”. And in my opinion, that is the best compliment you can have. You guys have helped me in opening their curiosity into the importance of history and the importance of critical thinking. Please keep going!
So glad you’re back!