71 – Bass & Flinders Pt2

George Bass and Matthew Flinders arrived in New South Wales in September of 1795, with grand plans to “explore more of the country than any of [our] predecessors in the colony”.  In part 2 we look at how their plans progressed. As naval men, they had work to do when...

70 – Bass & Flinders Pt1

Naval men who arrived in NSW in September 1795, Bass & Flinders were both intent of undertaking exploration and charting sections of New Holland, still largely unknown to the British.  They became well known as navigators, explorers and map makers, charting the Australian coasts, and will likely be names known...

68 – Atomic Australia

In the 1950s Australia hosted a number of British nuclear weapons tests.  The very first one took place on the Montebello Islands, off Australia’s north west coast.  This episode we will explore ‘Operation Hurricane’ on the Montebellos. (75 mins) Enjoying the podcast?  Help support the show with a one-off donation...

65 – Royal Flying Doctor Service

Presbyterian Minister John Flynn had a desire to bring “a mantle of safety” to those living in the remote areas of Australia.  WWI Australian fighter pilot John Clifford Peel suggested a blueprint for such a service.  Alf Traeger tested and designed equipment that would allow communication across the outback and...