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Episode 66 - The Melbourne Massacres 1: The Russell Street Bombing Part 2

9/8/2019
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This episode contains a story that hinges on a simple twist of fate: one woman's life ended because she lost a coin toss. There's a lot of terror in the world today, to people stabbing, shooting or running people down in cars. However, this phenomenon of violence stemming from hatred of the 'other' is not unique to modern times. In the 1990s, a series of attacks on innocent and unsuspecting people changed the way that people currently react to terrorist threats. Join Holly and Matthew as...

Duration:00:53:38

Episode 65 - The Melbourne Massacres 1: The Russell Street Bombing Part 1

9/1/2019
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This episode contains a story that hinges on a simple twist of fate: one woman's life ended because she lost a coin toss. There's a lot of terror in the world today, to people stabbing, shooting or running people down in cars. However, this phenomenon of violence stemming from hatred of the 'other' is not unique to modern times. In the 1990s, a series of attacks on innocent and unsuspecting people changed the way that people currently react to terrorist threats. Join Holly and Matthew as...

Duration:00:56:24

Episode 64 - The Battle of Central Station

8/25/2019
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At the start of the Great War, Australia was a place of fevered patriotism. Young men signed up by the score to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force against the threat overtaking Europe, bouyed by the lasting ties Australia had to Britain. Those men, from all over Australia, had to be trained somewhere, so they were shifted to the major cities - Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne - for training and preparation for the war ahead. But one camp in Liverpool, Sydney, decided that the order to march...

Duration:01:14:34

Episode 63 - The Thylacine

8/18/2019
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The poster child for extinction in Australia, the thylacine was declared extinct in 1982, 50 years after the last known specimen died in a Hobart zoo. But there's a lot more to the Tasmanian Tiger than a set of stripes and a wide bite. Join Holly and Matthew as they examine the downfall of the thylacine, its role in the wider world of Australian conservation, and the continuing assertion that the Tassie Tiger lives on...

Duration:01:17:42

Episode 62 - Old Melbourne Gaol Part 2

8/12/2019
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In the centre of Melbourne, Vic, lies a large bluestone building complex out of time with its surrounds. Some people know the place as the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), whole others know it as Old Melbourne Gaol Museum. The site's history is almost as complex as its zoning laws, stretching all the way back to the colony's first 50 years. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the criminals, executions, ghosts and stories that make up the Old Melbourne Gaol complex - and...

Duration:01:09:19

Episode 61 - Old Melbourne Gaol Part 1

8/4/2019
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In the centre of Melbourne, Vic, lies a large bluestone building complex out of time with its surrounds. Some people know the place as the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), whole others know it as Old Melbourne Gaol Museum. The site's history is almost as complex as its zoning laws, stretching all the way back to the colony's first 50 years. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the criminals, executions, ghosts and stories that make up the Old Melbourne Gaol complex - and...

Duration:00:49:15

Episode 60 - The Crystal Highway Murders Part 2

7/28/2019
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Just off the well-beaten track of eastern central Queensland lies the remains of an old highway, one that stretches from the towns of Mackay to Rockhampton. The Old Bruce Highway, as it's officially known, is an easy sightseeing route for families looking to relive the old 1950s and 60s road trips, or for people who prefer not to walk the road less traveled by. But the Crystal Highway guards a secret: since the 1960s, people have been found dead or gone missing along that road. Not only have...

Duration:00:56:16

Episode 59 - The Crystal Highway Murders Part 1

7/22/2019
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Just off the well-beaten track of eastern central Queensland lies the remains of an old highway, one that stretches from the towns of Mackay to Rockhampton. The Old Bruce Highway, as it's officially known, is an easy sightseeing route for families looking to relive the old 1950s and 60s road trips, or for people who prefer not to walk the road less traveled by. But the Crystal Highway guards a secret: since the 1960s, people have been found dead or gone missing along that road. Not only have...

Duration:01:00:03

Episode 58 - Wailing at Wilga Waterhole

7/14/2019
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In the north of Queensland, there is a body of water haunted by a pack of demons. When they rise, during the early hours of the morning, their cries are loud enough to break eardrums. Join Holly and Matthew as they examine the Wilga Waterhole, and the recorded encounters with the Wailer...

Duration:00:40:54

Episode 57 - Katherine Knight

7/7/2019
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In the early 2000s, while the country was still reeling from the horrific acts of the Bodies in the Barrels (episode 9), another crime hit the headlines that scarred the psyches of everyone who read about it. A man's body was found skinned, decapitated and butchered. Who did it, and why?

Duration:01:14:35

Episode 56 - The Gosford Glyphs

6/30/2019
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Buried deep in the bush just north of Sydney lay two long lines of carvings, out of character with the surrounding environment. For 50 years, their origin has been the subject of wonder, intrigue and mystery. Who created the Gosford Glyphs, and why are they here?

Duration:01:06:04

Episode 55 - The Stolen Generations Part 2 (1890s-1970s)

6/24/2019
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During the 1880s-1970s, aboriginal children all over Australia were taken from their families, their communities and their culture by officials just doing their jobs. The devastation that these "Stolen Generations" placed upon the Australian Aboriginal community is damage that was only surpassed by the massacres that took place as the Europeans made their way out of Sydney Cove. Join Holly and Matthew as they examine the legislation and the reasoning that made this dark part of Australia's...

Duration:01:32:30

Episode 54 - The Stolen Generations Part 1 (1890s-1970s)

6/16/2019
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During the 1880s-1970s, aboriginal children all over Australia were taken from their families, their communities and their culture by officials just doing their jobs. The devastation that these "Stolen Generations" placed upon the Australian Aboriginal community is damage that was only surpassed by the massacres that took place as the Europeans made their way out of Sydney Cove. Join Holly and Matthew as they examine the legislation and the reasoning that made this dark part of Australia's...

Duration:00:50:15

Episode 53 - History at Hanging Rock

6/9/2019
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Picnic at Hanging Rock has become so much a part of Australian lore that few people realise it was a book before it was a movie. Claiming the book was based on a dream, the author has summarily refused to confirm or deny that the events within were based on true events. So hang on to your headphones, because Holly and Matthew are on the case!

Duration:00:55:01

Episode 52 - The Babinda Boulders

6/3/2019
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Hidden in the rain forests of northern Queensland lays a pool of water that is calm, flat and inviting. Below the surface is a churning pool ready to drag you down, haunted by the ghosts of victims past sand present... Welcome to Babinda Boulders, housing such landmarks as The Devil's Pool and the Washing Machine. With a reported 17 victims between 1959 and 2008, almost all male, this pool is beautiful to behold, and terrifying to swim in...

Duration:01:01:00

Episode 51 - Rosaleen Norton, the Witch of Kings Cross

5/27/2019
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During the 1950s and 60s, Sydney's Kings Cross was one of the more liberal suburbs, hosting artists, musicians, transients and other people who lived on the fringes of society. One of these artists, Rosaleen Norton, was known for something a little different around the area. As High Priestess of her coven, the Witch of Kings Cross hosted all manner of parties and orgies, the likes of which most of Australia couldn't really understand...

Duration:00:48:06

Episode 50 - The Rack Man

5/19/2019
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In 1994, fishermen along the Hawkescury river north of Sydney were trawling for squid. Net snags are not unusual in the industry, especially when trawling rivers. However, what these fishermen dragged up from the depths would kickstart a mystery that would last 25 years...

Duration:00:57:16

Episode 49 - The Luna Park Ghost Train Fire

5/12/2019
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In 1979, on an early June evening, a family and a group of school children attended Sydney's Luna Park, seeking to enjoy the fun atmosphere of a Saturday night after exploring the city. From that night grew a legend of demons, child sacrifice and a haunted theme park. Join Holly and Matthew as they examine the history and legends surrounding the Luna Park Ghost Train Fire.

Duration:00:52:20

Episode 48 - The Gundiah-Mackay Incident

5/5/2019
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In October 2001, on a property nestled in south-east Queensland, three people slept. Disturbed by something they can't quite quantify, one of them wakes up and enters the lounge room... ...only to see one of her housemates being abducted by aliens. Two hours later, that same housemate is found, dehydrated and lethargic, almost 800km to the north, in the city of Mackay. How did she get there? What happened in Gundiah? And what are they hiding...

Duration:01:00:33

Episode 47 - The Aliens of the Dandenong Ranges

4/28/2019
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In 1909, a Reverend sitting on his porch late one night in August spotted a pair of floating lights dancing over the nearby Dandenong Ranges, just to the east of Melbourne. 84 years later, almost to the day, Kelly Cahill, her husband Andrew, and four other people witnessed an aerial display that ended in lost time, stomach pains and vague memories. Did aliens return to Australian shores in 1993 to experiment on these unlucky people? Just what happened to the Cahills and their fellow...

Duration:00:57:19