Created by Sydney author Michael Adams, Forgotten Australia is an independent podcast that investigates people, stories and events that have slipped through the cracks of history. Every episode is based on meticulous research and uses a careful mix of music and sound effects for an immersive experience.
Some of the people whose stories you’ll hear include:
- Selfless Sydney nurse Annie Egan, who sacrificed herself in 1918 trying to protect Australia from the “Spanish” Flu.
- Australian-born Albert Nichols, boatswain of the Titanic, who died trying to save souls on that night to remember.
- Nurse Hannah Mitchell, whose many murder charges made her “Melbourne’s Most Notorious Woman” in the 1920s.
- Norman List, the man who committed Australia’s first random mass shooting in Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens in 1924.
- Marjorie Norval, Brisbane socialite, whose 1938 disappearance led to four deaths and much political intrigue .
- American cowboy Albert “Arizona” Ryan, who in 1919 used his six-shooter to end a Sydney siege.
- Caroline Collits, whose tragic 1842 death led to Henry Lawson writing his poem the ‘Ghost at the Second Bridge’.