Forgotten Australia

Forgotten Australia

Forgotten Australia

Created by Michael Adams, author of The Murder Squad and Hanging Ned Kelly, Forgotten Australia delves deep into bloody crimes, dark histories, unsolved mysteries, eccentric personalities and bizarre happenings that are almost always stranger than fiction. Each episode brings to life people and events that were once known to everyone but are now barely remembered by anyone. Based on intensive original research, Forgotten Australia is crafted with a novelist’s eye for character and detail to create gripping narratives that sound so fresh it's like they're ripped from today's headlines. This is the history you wish you’d been taught in school.


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Categories: Education

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One more re-release before new episodes. This one originally came out in 2020, and, while it was supposed to be a two-parter, it became a trilogy – fittingly, given it's a bit like the Dark Knight. Parts two and three will be on general release this week, but are available now to Apple and Patreon supporters.


Deadwood Dick was the first pop culture superhero – 50 years before Batman — and he was the first such character to spark widespread moral condemnation as a "cause" of crime. In Australia from the 1890s, Deadwood Dick was blamed for everything, from truancy to... mass murder.



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Previous episodes

  • 236 - The Deadwood Dick Murders – Part One 
    Mon, 20 May 2024 - 0h
  • 235 - The Nature of the Scorpion – Part Three 
    Sun, 05 May 2024 - 0h
  • 234 - The Nature of the Scorpion – Part Two 
    Sun, 28 Apr 2024 - 0h
  • 233 - The Nature of the Scorpion – Part One 
    Sun, 21 Apr 2024 - 0h
  • 232 - Nightmare on the Night Train – Part Three 
    Wed, 17 Apr 2024 - 0h
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