Forgotten Australia

Forgotten Australia

History – As You've Never Heard It Before

  • 36 minutes 49 seconds
    The Deadwood Dick Murders – Part Two

    Following the supposedly Deadwood Dick-inspired murders committed by Jimmy and Joe Governor, Jack Underwood and Thomas Quinlan, in July 1906 Australia was rocked by a new outrage attributed to “pernicious literature”: the brutal killing and mutilation of three people at German Creek on the NSW north coast. The perpetrator was young Jack Brown. But he said his motivation wasn’t to be a pulp novel hero. Instead, Jack wanted to start a genocidal revolution in the name of White Australia.



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    23 May 2024, 5:48 am
  • 44 minutes 33 seconds
    The Deadwood Dick Murders – Part One

    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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    20 May 2024, 6:43 am
  • 49 minutes 19 seconds
    The Nature of the Scorpion – Part Three

    Having escaped prison, fled interstate and joined the army under yet another new name, George Blunderfield seeks reinvention and redemption on the Western Front — but his true nature compels him to commit his most atrocious crimes yet.


    First released in 2021, this episode is re-released as part of Season 8’s ‘Crimes That Shocked Australia’

    Brand-new episodes coming in May.


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    5 May 2024, 5:25 pm
  • 44 minutes 39 seconds
    The Nature of the Scorpion – Part Two

    After committing a sickening outrage in the first weeks of 1900, George Blunderfield serves a relatively short jail sentence. When he's set free he sheds his identity but can’t help but follow the nature that causes him to hurt those who only want to help him.


    Part 3 will be released next week. But you can hear it now ad-free as a podcast supporter.

    First released in 2021, this episode is re-released as part of Season 8’s ‘Crimes That Shocked Australia’

    Brand-new episodes coming in May.


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    28 April 2024, 7:00 pm
  • 36 minutes 23 seconds
    The Nature of the Scorpion – Part One

    Forgotten fiend George Blunderfield left a trail of violence and murder across Australia from the late 19th century until near the end of the First World War.


    Parts 2 & 3 will be released next week. But you can hear them now ad-free as a podcast supporter.

    First released in 2021, this episode is re-released as part of Season 8’s ‘Crimes That Shocked Australia’

    Brand-new episodes coming in May.



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    21 April 2024, 7:00 pm
  • 31 minutes 36 seconds
    Nightmare on the Night Train – Part Three

    Trapped in Melbourne in bizarre circumstances, Herbert Kopit's last chance is to talk his way out of an arrest and flee the country.


    First released in 2022, this episode is re-released as part of Season 8’s ‘Crimes That Shocked Australia’


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    The Murder Squad

    https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-murder-squad-michael-adams/book/9781922863836.html

    Hanging Ned Kelly

    https://www.booktopia.com.au/hanging-ned-kelly-michael-adams/book/9781922992185.html

    Australia’s Sweetheart

    https://www.booktopia.com.au/australia-s-sweetheart-michael-adams/book/9780733640292.html


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    17 April 2024, 7:00 pm
  • 39 minutes 23 seconds
    Nightmare on the Night Train – Part Two

    How did Herbert Kopit become the most wanted man in Australia, trying to escape a massive tri-state murder manhunt while dressed as a woman?

    Part 3 will be released next week. But You can hear it now ad-free as a podcast supporter.

    Support Forgotten Australia:

    Apple - http://apple.co/forgottenaustralia

    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ForgottenAustralia


    First released in 2022, this episode is re-released as part of Season 8’s ‘Crimes That Shocked Australia’

    Brand-new episodes coming in May.


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    14 April 2024, 6:01 pm
  • 35 minutes 8 seconds
    Nightmare on the Night Train – Part One

    It's just after dawn on 2 April 1936 at Brisbane's Central Railway Station and as a porter enters a sleeping car on the overnight train from Bundaberg he discovers a slaughterhouse. Within minutes Queensland police will begin a desperate hunt for a maniac responsible for multiple murders. Parts 2 & 3 will be released next week. But you can hear them now ad-free as a podcast supporter.


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    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ForgottenAustralia


    First released in 2022, this episode is re-released as part of Season 8’s ‘Crimes That Shocked Australia’


    Brand-new episodes coming in May.


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    11 April 2024, 8:59 am
  • 51 minutes 47 seconds
    Your Stories: ‘My Great-Great Grandfather was a Serial Killer!’

    In Victoria in September 1883, moments before he was hanged for murder, Robert Burns made a startling confession, claiming he’d killed not one but eight people. Flash forward 140 years and Bendigo woman Julie di Bella was researching her family history when she made a shocking discovery about her bloodline. Julie joins Forgotten Australia to talk about the thorniest branch in her family tree.


    Support Forgotten Australia:

    Apple - http://apple.co/forgottenaustralia

    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ForgottenAustralia


    Check out my books:


    The Murder Squad

    https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-murder-squad-michael-adams/book/9781922863836.html

    Hanging Ned Kelly

    https://www.booktopia.com.au/hanging-ned-kelly-michael-adams/book/9781922992185.html

    Australia’s Sweetheart

    https://www.booktopia.com.au/australia-s-sweetheart-michael-adams/book/9780733640292.html



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    28 March 2024, 12:04 am
  • 51 minutes 13 seconds
    The Human Glove Mystery – Part Two

    With ‘The Human Glove’ murder trial just about over, gunshot rings out in Wagga Wagga and another person falls dead. This victim? A witness.


    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:

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    Check out my books:


    The Murder Squad

    https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-murder-squad-michael-adams/book/9781922863836.html

    Hanging Ned Kelly

    https://www.booktopia.com.au/hanging-ned-kelly-michael-adams/book/9781922992185.html

    Australia’s Sweetheart

    https://www.booktopia.com.au/australia-s-sweetheart-michael-adams/book/9780733640292.html




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    17 March 2024, 10:10 pm
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    The Human Glove Mystery – Part One

    On release for the first time since 2021, this classic true crime tale is up there with the Shark Arm and Pyjama Girl cases as a Depression-era shocker. On Christmas Day 1933, the discovery of a decayed corpse and a 'human glove' of skin led to incredible forensic work and a murder trial that'd result in a second mysterious murder.


    Support Forgotten Australia:

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    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ForgottenAustralia


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    10 March 2024, 1:51 pm
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