Shooting The Past - ABC RN
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Shooting The Past brings you Australian history through a new lens. Each episode features a historical event or era, and starts with a single photograph and the question; what is going on in this picture?
||CleanThe rugmaker of Prahran||A photograph of a man radiating pride amidst a sea of riotous colour and luxury, sends Clare Wright diving into the recent history of immigration to Australia.||19 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlo and Bena and the Mallee root||A family photograph of two prim women standing in barren wasteland casts Clare Wright into the heart of Victorian Mallee country, to unearth a story of destruction and renewal.||12 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZelda in chains||Clare Wright unlocks the story behind a 1969 press photograph of a neatly dressed woman smiling demurely at the camera while chained to the front doors of a city building.||5 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBones||Clare Wright heads to the hallowed ground of the MCG to tackle the man in the centre of a photograph which defies every notion of the modern day professional sporting hero.||28 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe sunshine cure||Clare Wright looks squarely into the faces of a line of bed-ridden boys in a photograph that recalls the terrifying scourge of polio, a disease which ravaged Australia in the first half of the 20th century.||21 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShattered Anzacs||An affecting photograph of a wounded unknown WW1 soldier takes Clare Wright deep into Anzac territory, to examine the physical and moral legacies of war.||14 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll hands on deck||Clare Wright massages the meaning behind an intriguing photograph which reveals a very different view of the White Australia era.||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe promised land||Clare Wright poses a slippery question about a photograph of Wurundjeri leader William Barak, taken at Coranderrk station in 1897.||31 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Shooting The Past||A new history program from ABC RN. Shooting The Past brings you Australian history by using a photograph to discover the story behind it. Begins Friday September 1 at 1.30 pm on ABC RN, ABC Radio app and iTunes.||24 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the Stories
Such a great podcast! I’m loving the stories and historical investigation behind the photographs. Great work Clare!
Well produced, thoughtful, and informative stories that are just as relevant to today as they are to when the photos were taken.
What a treasure!
I absolutely love this series. Clare Wright uncovers the stories behind historical photos by interviewing people and digging into the past.
There is nothing better than working in the garden whilst listening to each episode.
- Category: History
- Language: English
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