C Y O'Connor
Wild: Stories from Western Australia's past
by Karli Florisson
8M ago
C Y O'Connor was a visionary architect whose work transformed Western Australia. He was hard working, far sighted, and courageous, but ultimately, his story is a tragedy.  Visit www.wildwapodcast.com for more information, or find me on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/wildwastoriespodcast/ for some photos to go with this episode.  You can find the documentary project that I've been working on on the Riggs Australia Channel on YouTube, or by following these links: https://youtu.be/jfglt48AJOs?si=fr8muj9QK818rvLE and  https://youtu.be/toBmLmHtcHI?si=4Q1j6bGHOg57I5i7 We ..read more
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Westralia - the 1933 Secession Referendum
Wild: Stories from Western Australia's past
by Karli Florisson
1y ago
In 1933, Western Australia held a referendum on whether or not we should secede from the Commonwealth of Australia. What led up to this moment, and what did the people of Western Australia decide?  Visit www.wildwapodcast.com for more details.  ..read more
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John Septimus Roe
Wild: Stories from Western Australia's past
by Karli Florisson
1y ago
John Septimus Roe is probably the most influential person in Western Australian history that you've never heard of. He had a huge impact on the way that Western Australia looks today.  For more information or references, visit www.wildwapodcast.com ..read more
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The Coastal Shipping Service
Wild: Stories from Western Australia's past
by Karli Florisson
2y ago
In the early days of Western Australia's settlement, the new coastal settlements and towns relied heavily on the coastal mail ships that delivered the mail, brought the news, and did so much more. These ships provided the only way these towns could communicate with the outside world. The coastal shipping service continued on after the telegraph line was put through, and after other options for transportation, road, rail and air, became much more reliable. This includes the story of those days, and of some of the adventures of those early ships.  To find out more about the sources I've us ..read more
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Skylab
Wild: Stories from Western Australia's past
by Karli Florisson
2y ago
In 1979, NASA's space station, Skylab, reentered Earth's atmosphere, breaking up over the south west of Western Australia. Here are the details of that event.  For more information about this podcast, including references, check out www.wildwapodcast.com. You can also email me at wildwapodcast@gmail.com I'm on Facebook and Twitter (Just look up Karli Florisson) or you can find me on Instagram under Wild WA Stories Podcast.  ..read more
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Brian Burke and WA Inc.
Wild: Stories from Western Australia's past
by Karli Florisson
2y ago
WA Inc. was the name given to a political scandal in Western Australia that resulted in two state Premiers going to jail. At the center of it all was Brian Burke, a charismatic reporter turned politician. Listen in for the full story!  For more details about sources used in this podcast, visit my website, www.wildwapodcast.com. You can also follow me on social media! I'm on Twitter @KarliFlorisson, on Facebook, and on Instagram, WildWAStoriesPodcast.    ..read more
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Rottnest Island
Wild: Stories from Western Australia's past
by Karli Florisson
2y ago
Rottnest Island has had a long and colourful history, filled with a great deal of tragedy. While these days we know the island as Perth's little holiday destination, filled with cute quokkas, it has been a prison island, a reformatory, and an army barracks, among other things. Listen in to hear the whole story of Rottnest Island.  For details about sources, you can visit www.wildwapodcast.com For more information, or to contact the host, Karli Florisson, you can find Karli on social media - Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also email Karli at wildwapodcast@gmail.com ..read more
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Rottnest Island
Wild: Stories from Western Australia's past
by Karli Florisson
2y ago
Rottnest Island is the home to a group of cute, cuddly marsupials called Quokkas. It's also a popular holiday destination for people from Perth and tourists who visit the area. But Rottnest Island has had a varied, sometimes tragic past. Here is the story of Rottnest Island.  For more information, and to find out about the sources I've used in this episode, visit www.wildwapodcast.com ..read more
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Banjawarn Station and the Doomsday Cult
Wild: Stories from Western Australia's past
by Karli Florisson
2y ago
What does a Japanese doomsday cult and a terror attack have to do with a sheep station in the remote outback of Western Australia? Listen to find out!  This is the story of the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo and their connection with Banjawarn Station.  For more information, and to see references for this episode, check out www.wildwapodcast.com ..read more
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The Tragedy of Wittenoom
Wild: Stories from Western Australia's past
by Karli Florisson
2y ago
This town has been called Australia's most contaminated site, and it has a deadly history. So how did Wittenoom go from being a bustling mining town to having such a tragic past? Listen in to find out.  With host Karli Florisson For information about sources used in this podcast, go to www.wildwapodcast.com ..read more
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