Murder in the Treasury Gardens – Part Three: Posing With Pistols
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by Forgotten Australia
5d ago
After having their photos taken holding hands and pointing pistols at each other, Ned and Charlie head for the Treasury Gardens. Only one will emerge alive – to face a fate worse than death as their private lives are exposed in the courts and in the press. Support Forgotten Australia: Apple - http://apple.co/forgottenaustralia Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ForgottenAustralia To get in touch with Ancestry about your military family members: ancestry@webershandwick.com.au Check out my books: The Murder Squad https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-murder-squad-michael-adams/book/9781922863 ..read more
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Murder in the Treasury Gardens – Part Two: Romeo & Romeo
Forgotten Australia
by Forgotten Australia
1w ago
In 1871-1872, Ned Feeney and Charlie Marks were more than friends in a Melbourne where acting on homosexual desire might get you hanged. Using their letters to each other, we explore the mysteries of their tortured relationship and how it led to tragedy. Support Forgotten Australia: Apple - http://apple.co/forgottenaustralia Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ForgottenAustralia Like the show? Leave a rating or review! To get in touch with Ancestry about your military family members: ancestry@webershandwick.com.au Check out my books: The Murder Squad https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mur ..read more
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Murder in the Treasury Gardens – Part One: We Die Together
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by Forgotten Australia
2w ago
In 1872, Australia was shocked by a shooting in Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens. One man lay dead, the other lay nearby smoking a cigar. What had led these best friends to point their guns at each other? Using original archival records, we explore the circumstances of one of our history’s most tragic crimes, committed during a time of hateful homophobia. To get in touch with Ancestry about your family's military history: ancestry@webershandwick.com.au Support Forgotten Australia: Apple - http://apple.co/forgottenaustralia Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ForgottenAustralia Check out my b ..read more
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The City Bank Axe Murders – Part Two
Forgotten Australia
by Forgotten Australia
1M ago
With the survivors of the bank massacre identifying the axe-wielding maniac, a frantic search is undertaken in western NSW. But if he’s caught, will he escape justice with a plea of insanity? Support Forgotten Australia: Apple - http://apple.co/forgottenaustralia Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ForgottenAustralia To send me a question for the David Hunt Book Club episode: forgottenaustraliapodcast@gmail.com or https://www.speakpipe.com/forgottenaustralia Check out my books: The Murder Squad https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-murder-squad-michael-adams/book/9781922863836.html Hanging N ..read more
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The City Bank Axe Murders – Part One
Forgotten Australia
by Forgotten Australia
1M ago
In this first episode of the new season devoted to Crimes That Shocked Australia, we look at the 1893 horror that became known across the colonies as ‘The Carcoar Tragedy’. Set against the backdrop of a forgotten economic catastrophe, this is the story of a young bank manager who’d already endured tragedy – only to find himself and his loved ones at the mercy of a bloodthirsty burglar. What made the case even more chilling was that it appeared to have been predicted by the killer’s fortune-telling celebrity wife. Support Forgotten Australia: Apple - http://apple.co/forgottenaustralia Pat ..read more
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The Battle For Rothbury – Part Two
Forgotten Australia
by Forgotten Australia
1M ago
After police opened fire on miners at Rothbury on 16 December 1929, killing one man and seriously wounding several more, the battle for the hearts and minds of the Australian public began in the NSW and federal parliaments and in the conservative and leftist newspapers. We delve into the recriminations, accusations, and basher-gang reign of terror that followed the Rothbury shootings — and explore the fates of the miners, the politicians and the enigmatic coal baron John Brown. Support Forgotten Australia: Apple - http://apple.co/forgottenaustralia Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/Forgo ..read more
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The Battle For Rothbury – Part One
Forgotten Australia
by Forgotten Australia
1M ago
On 16 December 1929, at the Rothbury colliery near Newcastle, thousands of miners protesting against an illegal wage cut were fired on by police with tragic results. But the battle began long before the bullets started flying. For most of that year, these miners had been at the centre of a bitter battle that toppled a federal government, saw the NSW state government use basher gangs of police and resulted in a new Labor prime minister committing an act of political betrayal — all just as the economic after-shocks of the Wall Street Crash were starting to be felt. **This episode was originally ..read more
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Australia’s First Serial Killer Manhunt – Part One
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by Forgotten Australia
2M ago
In 1896 a cold-blooded serial killer calling himself Frank Butler advertised for mining partners in Sydney newspapers. Those who went west with him to the Blue Mountains were never seen alive again. Yet one man who escaped Butler’s clutches was to become a police officer — and take part in the manhunt for this monster, a chase that stretched from Sydney to San Francisco and made headlines all over the world. *This episode was originally released in October 2020.* Support Forgotten Australia: Apple - http://apple.co/forgottenaustralia Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ForgottenAustra ..read more
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Free Beer For All!
Forgotten Australia
by Forgotten Australia
2M ago
Nearly a century before cocaine bundles started washing up on the Sydney coast, the city’s citizens clamoured to recover a different sort of illicit bounty from the sea: kegs of beer that’d floated free of Malabar, the happiest shipwreck disaster in Australian history. Support Forgotten Australia: Apple - http://apple.co/forgottenaustralia Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ForgottenAustralia To send me a question for the David Hunt Book Club episode: forgottenaustraliapodcast@gmail.com or https://www.speakpipe.com/forgottenaustralia Check out my books as possible late Christmas present ..read more
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When Santa Broke Into Pentridge
Forgotten Australia
by Forgotten Australia
2M ago
It was the criminal Christmas miracle to warm the hardest heart. During the festive season in 1951, Pentridge prisoners got a surprise visit from Santa, aka the cheeky crook Harold 'Dusty' Sheehan, who could get out of — and into — prisons as easily as Old St Nick down a chimney. This ‘regifted’ episode was originally released in 2021. Another new episode will be out next week. Merry Christmas! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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