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Episode Three: Quacks, Opiates & Fake Cures

Back in the days when you could get lost walking from the diggings to the hospital, healthcare in Ballarat was a risky business. From self-taught acupuncturists who lost their needles in their patients to dodgy doctors who used batteries to treat snake bite, we uncover the rough world of medicine in the goldfields.


Episode Two: "All the Mischief Ah Coon is Capable of Doing"

Episode Two explores the rich history of the Chinese on the Ballarat Goldfields. We discover the disturbing story of the unscrupulous government appointed headman and translator for the Chinese community, Hugh Ah Coon. We'll be interviewing academics Anne Beggs-Sunter & Liz Denny to help us unpack just what life on the Goldfields was like for the Chinese communities. We'll learn how the Chinese were both integrated and held apart, tolerated and reviled. And we'll find out about the...


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