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Rum, Rebels & Ratbags

ABC (Australia)

Rum, Rebels & Ratbags is history not for the faint-hearted. Historian and author of 'Girt' David Hunt and ABC 702 Sydney's Dom Knight uncover the characters and events left out of your high school history class.

Rum, Rebels & Ratbags is history not for the faint-hearted. Historian and author of 'Girt' David Hunt and ABC 702 Sydney's Dom Knight uncover the characters and events left out of your high school history class.
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Australia

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Rum, Rebels & Ratbags is history not for the faint-hearted. Historian and author of 'Girt' David Hunt and ABC 702 Sydney's Dom Knight uncover the characters and events left out of your high school history class.

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@abcradioau

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English


Episodes

Mothers of a nation

7/27/2015
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Women in the convict colony initially had a hard life, but for many New South Wales presented undreamed of opportunities. They had a greater say in relationships, property, business and government policy than back in Britain, so it is no surprise Australia was a world leader in women’s suffrage.

Duration:00:35:30

The Man Who Bought Australia

7/7/2015
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John Macarthur, a.k.a. Bodice Jack, had two favourite things: alcohol and money, both of which came in brown paper bags. Macarthur and the New South Wales Rum Corps ran dodgy land deals, intimidated government officials, stole from the public purse and introduced “corruption on a scale probably unexceeded until the days of Eddie Obeid”.

Duration:00:43:44

Bass Straight?

6/30/2015
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There are more statues of Matthew Flinders in Australia than of any other man. And there are more statues of his cat, Trim, than of any other cat. Flinders circumnavigated and named Australia, discovered that Tasmania was an island, and spent a lot of time in a very small boat with his “good sailing buddy”, George Bass.

Duration:00:32:57