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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

Forgotten Australia Forgotten Australia

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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

    Anzac Hero: Sister Savage and the Centaur Sinking — Part Two

    Anzac Hero: Sister Savage and the Centaur Sinking — Part Two

    Sister Ellen Savage was the hero of Centaur and over the next four decades she'd keep alive the memory of her fallen sisters and brothers.
    She was an Anzac hero who was to pass away on an Anzac Day.
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    Anzac Hero: Sister Savage and the Centaur Sinking — Part One

    Anzac Hero: Sister Savage and the Centaur Sinking — Part One

    On 14 May 1943, the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Queensland, with the loss of 268 people. Nursing sister Lieutenant Ellen Savage was one of the survivors and was hailed a hero for her bravery. While Centaur is well remembered, this podcast focuses on Nell Savage and her life of service before, during and after WWII. Part two will be released tomorrow. To become a Forgotten Australia supporter, go to patreon.com/forgottenaustralia
     
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    The Guyra Ghost — Part Two

    The Guyra Ghost — Part Two

    Part two introduces us to a hard-charging cop and a spiritually minded reporter as the search for a solution to the Guyra Ghost mystery takes us to Gallipoli and onto the mean streets of Sydney.
     
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    The Guyra Ghost — Part One

    The Guyra Ghost — Part One

    Starting 100 years ago this week, Australia was mystified by strange happenings at a farmhouse at Guyra in northern New South Wales. Showers of stones and unexplained bangings occurred night after night at the Bowen property, seemingly centred on the family's 12-year-old daughter Minnie. Police, the public and the press descended — and, with no rational explanation forthcoming, supernatural solutions were suggested.
     
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    Percy Brookfield: Our Hero Politician

    Percy Brookfield: Our Hero Politician

    One hundred years ago today – 22 March 1921 – a gunman shot up the Riverton railway station in South Australia. One man would put himself in the firing line to save lives: Percy "Jack" Brookfield, a firebrand socialist NSW state parliamentarian whose politics had made him of the most loved – and hated – figures in Australia. To become a supporter of Forgotten Australian and get ad-free early and bonus episodes, along with the Australia's Sweetheart audiobook, go to patreon.com/forgottenaustralia
     
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    The Entombed Miner

    The Entombed Miner

    In March 1907 Australia was gripped by the plight of Italian miner Modesto Varischetti, trapped deep underground and underwater at the Bonnie Vale gold mine in Western Australia. The Entombed Miner's only hope? A brave diver named Frank Hughes. To support the show and access bonus content: www.patreon.com/forgottenaustralia
     
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Osprey1957 ,

Such interesting stories

I love this storyteller. I was so happy to hear the Anzac story which, as an American, I had never heard, even though i was born in 1949.
I also salute this podcast for recognizing the historic presence of native Australians when closing each cast. Good storytelling, good truthtelling.

NappyDresser ,

Historical True Crime ❤️

Love this podcast. Worth a binge!😷
Thank you so much!

Stewart Cho ,

My favorite podcast

This podcast has quickly become my favorite. The different time periods in Australia’s history are really fun to listen to. I listen to these episodes all the time and can’t wait for more.

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