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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 ancestors. 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 ancestors. Produced by Jonty Burton and Elouise Tynan.

    Australia's very own mermaid

    Australia's very own mermaid

    Author Jim Haynes joins the show again to tell the story of Annette Kellerman, and her extraordinary rise from crippled child to international swimming star. 

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    George Morrison: Our man in the far east

    George Morrison: Our man in the far east

    A new book explains why adventurer, journalist, secret agent and political dynamo George Morrison was “the most influential Australian who ever strode the planet”.

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    A hero without a home

    A hero without a home

    Douglas Grant survived a massacre as a child to go on to serve as one of the few indigenous soldiers in the First World War. The Australian War Memorial's Michael Bell joins the show to tell the story of a proud Australian man who never felt like he fit in.

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    Melbourne scientist’s epic Antarctic adventure

    Melbourne scientist’s epic Antarctic adventure

    When Australian adventurer Keith Jack was stranded  after his ship vanished, it would have been easy to quit. Instead, he achieved the unimaginable. 


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    When Christina waltzed with Banjo and the bushranger

    When Christina waltzed with Banjo and the bushranger

    AB 'Banjo' Paterson is well known as the lyricist behind the classic song 'Waltzing Matilda', but the music was contributed by Christina MacPherson, a woman with her own remarkable tale. Chris Adams, author of the Grave Tales series of books joins Jen to tell Christina's story.

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    How a bush barfly shaped Australia's drinking history

    How a bush barfly shaped Australia's drinking history

    When Sam Knott explained he 'allus has wan at eleven' when a photgrapher asked why he drank before noon, it became the start of one of Australia's biggest advertising campaigns. Jen Kelly talks with author Chris Adams about the tale.
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