Forgotten Australia

Forgotten Australia

Forgotten Australia

True crimes, dark histories, unsolved mysteries, eccentric personalities and strange happenings: Forgotten Australia is history as you've never heard it before. 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.

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“GIRLS ON PYLON SEX MACHINE”– it’s gotta be the weirdest newspaper headline of the 1930s. So what’s the strange story behind it? Join me for a plunge into the "Pashometer" craze that had Australians going bonkers to have a go on the machine that scientifically measured their all-important Sex Appeal! petition to fully fund Trove -

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Previous episodes

  • 184 - The Pashometer Craze – Measuring Aussie Sex Appeal In The 1930s 
    Mon, 13 Mar 2023 - 0h
  • 183 - The Terrible Mr Thomas – Part Four 
    Tue, 28 Feb 2023 - 0h
  • 182 - The Terrible Mr Thomas – Part Three 
    Sun, 26 Feb 2023 - 0h
  • 181 - The Terrible Mr Thomas – Part Two 
    Fri, 24 Feb 2023 - 0h
  • 180 - The Terrible Mr Thomas – Part One 
    Wed, 22 Feb 2023 - 0h
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