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The History of Australia Podcast

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This is a narrative history podcast. It tells the story of Australia starting with the dawn of the Australian land mass, and moves forward through time until the year 2000.

This is a narrative history podcast. It tells the story of Australia starting with the dawn of the Australian land mass, and moves forward through time until the year 2000.

Location:

Australia

Description:

This is a narrative history podcast. It tells the story of Australia starting with the dawn of the Australian land mass, and moves forward through time until the year 2000.

Language:

English

Contact:

0438032685


Episodes

Episode 7 - Bundjalung Country

12/3/2020
This episode provides an acknowledgement of Arakwal and Bundjalung land and a history of the local area, Byron Bay.

Duration:00:33:02

Episode 6 - The First Fleet

11/14/2020
In this episode, humans set foot on the Australian continent for the first time.

Duration:00:32:36

Episode 5 - Firebirds

10/31/2020
We have this idea that the use of fire is one of those things that defines us as humans and sets us apart from the animal kingdom. And that’s just not correct! It turns out that even birds can hunt with fire.

Duration:00:21:46

Episode 4 - Out of Africa

10/17/2020
Ancient humans journeyed out of Africa and made it all the way down to modern day Indonesia, right to the doorstep of Australia, and lived there for millions of years. Did any ancient humans make it to Australia before homo sapiens?

Duration:00:24:22

Episode 3 - Dinosaurs

10/3/2020
By the Jurassic Period, the supercontinent Pangea had schismed into Laurasia and Gondwanaland. Dinosaurs reigned supreme.

Duration:00:19:12

Episode 2 - In the Beginning

9/19/2020
In this episode, learn about how Bunjil, the mighty eagle, created the world. There's also an introduction to the Dreaming.

Duration:00:08:00

Episode 1 - Formation

9/6/2020
This episode traces Australia through the Precambrian and Triassic including the worst mass extinction to ever threaten life on Earth.

Duration:00:13:43

Episode 0 - Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country

9/5/2020
This episode is an overview of the podcast and how it’s going to work, so you can decide if it’s the right podcast for you. I acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a way of showing awareness of and respect for the traditional custodians of the land upon which I live.

Duration:00:07:24