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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. 

In Black and White Herald Sun

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    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

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. 

    The Vampire Murder - Part 3

    The Vampire Murder - Part 3

    In the 1930s, Australians witnessed some of the country’s most infamous - and most luridly nicknamed - murder cases. But the “Vampire Murder”, a horrific sex crime in Newcastle in 1937, has been largely forgotten.Crime historian and Forgotten Australia host Michael Adams joins the show for the first episode of a three-part miniseries.More on Michael's new book The Murder Squad at: https://affirmpress.com.au/author/61917Like the show? Get background, features and more at heraldsun.com.au/ibaw
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    • 38 min
    The Vampire Murder - Part 2

    The Vampire Murder - Part 2

    In the 1930s, Australians witnessed some of the country’s most infamous - and most luridly nicknamed - murder cases. But the “Vampire Murder”, a horrific sex crime in Newcastle in 1937, has been largely forgotten.Crime historian and Forgotten Australia host Michael Adams joins the show for the first episode of a three-part miniseries.More on Michael's new book The Murder Squad at: https://affirmpress.com.au/author/61917Like the show? Get background, features and more at heraldsun.com.au/ibaw
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    • 21 min
    The Vampire Murder - Part 1

    The Vampire Murder - Part 1

    In the 1930s, Australians witnessed some of the country’s most infamous - and most luridly nicknamed - murder cases. But the “Vampire Murder”, a horrific sex crime in Newcastle in 1937, has been largely forgotten.Crime historian and Forgotten Australia host Michael Adams joins the show for the first episode of a three-part miniseries.More on Michael's new book The Murder Squad at: https://affirmpress.com.au/author/61917Like the show? Get background, features and more at heraldsun.com.au/ibaw
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    • 23 min
    The Japanese Schindler

    The Japanese Schindler

    As the Nazi war machine marched toward the Baltic, diplomat Chiune Sugihara disobeyed orders and risked his life to save 6000 Jews. Australian author Linda Margolin Royal tells the tale - and her own connection to that remarkable Japanese hero.
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    • 37 min
    The fighting Irishman

    The fighting Irishman

    While he's largely forgotten now, Daniel Mannix was a titanic name of the first half of the last century. The Catholic bishop of Melbourne wielded power at the pulpit and the ballot box. And he was never shy of expressing an opinion on controversial issues, from conscription to communism, to independence for the land of his birth. Andrew McConville from the State Library joins the show with more.Like this episode? Get features, backgrounders, and more at http://heraldsun.com.au/ibaw
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    • 32 min
    Summer series: Oddballs and eccentrics

    Summer series: Oddballs and eccentrics

    Today we tell three tales of people who made Australia just that little bit more colourful.
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    • 2 hr 20 min

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