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If you are not from Australia and have not seen our pretty plastic money, I highly recommend having a look online.  The star of the $5 note is Queen Elizabeth II. Instead of giving you a general overview of the queen, today I am going to tell t
A new season of History Detective uncovering some of the quirky stories of those people who feature on the Australian currency.If you would like to support the podcast, you and Buy Me a CoffeeThese Old Bones and Shadow of a Shark are now availa
If you would like to support the podcast, you and Buy Me a CoffeeListen to the lyric video  for Bringer of Kings on YouTubeThese Old Bones and Shadow of a Shark are now available on Spotify and all of your music streaming services.Find the tran
This is a Museum of Australian Democracy and History Detective Collaboration.In this 3-part series we are going to celebrate the lives of three incredible women who worked in Old Parliament House- the building that now houses the Museum of Aust
This is a Museum of Australian Democracy and History Detective Collaboration.In this 3-part series we are going to celebrate the lives of three incredible women who worked in Old Parliament House- the building that now houses the Museum of Aust
This is a Museum of Australian Democracy and History Detective Collaboration.In this 3-part series we are going to celebrate the lives of three incredible women who worked in Old Parliament House- the building that now houses the Museum of Aust
Vote for History Detective in the 2021 Podcast Awards  in the History and People's Choice categories!https://www.podcastawards.com/ If you would like to support the podcast, you and Buy Me a CoffeeListen to the lyric video  for Sticks and Stone
When you think child migrants of World War II, you are probably thinking of the children who were shipped out of the major cities during the Blitz or the Jewish children who were smuggled out of Germany, but today I want to tell you about a dif
When you think of women participating in World War I, you probably have an image of a nurse or a woman on the home front baking cookies, knitting socks, and writing letters to the chaps on the front line. What doesn’t immediately come to mind i
During World War II, Aboriginal Australians were generally not accepted into the armed forces, the Army, Navy nor Airforce. However, this all changed after Japan entered the war and the government began to fear the security of the Northern Terr
Elizabeth Vigée Le Brun painted over 30 portraits of Marie Antionette.Find out what life was like for a female artist  who rose up from poverty to prominence to become Marie Antionette's artist during the lead up to the French Revolution.If you
The Queensland Native Mounted Police were a violent organisation set up in the mid 1800s to systematically wipe out the Aboriginal population from Queensland.  If you would like to support the podcast, you and Buy Me a CoffeeListen to the lyric
Roza Shanina, Russian Sniper was the propaganda poster girl for the Red Army during WWII, but being a woman in the army  wasn't always as glossy as the magazines made out. Warning: This episode has references to sexual assault.If you would like
If you would like to support the podcast, you and Buy Me a CoffeeHere is a sneak peak of what is in stall for season 2 of History Detective!Roza Shanina, WWII Russian SniperQueensland Native PoliceMarie Antionette's Portrait Artist Elizabeth Vi
Podcasts are a great source of historical information, but there are so many out there. In this episode of History Detective. I have curated a list of 10 episodes on various civil rights movements.If you would like to support the podcast, you a
Is it okay to have a cold Christmas Lunch in a scorching hot country? Journalists of 1867 didn't think so. But that taboo had turned around by 1892 where cold lunch recipes were published across the land. Join me as I uncover the controversies
Sometimes the idea of going to a real archive can be intimidating, or just impossible based on your location. Learning to navigate a digital archive can be incredibly useful when it comes to researching and a great starting point for any resear
The skill of assessing reliability should not be sidelined to just the study of history, it can be used in every aspect of your life, especially when we get most of our information from the internet, which is quite frankly swirling cesspit of m
When you are researching for history or even geography for that matter, you will come across a mountain of information on the Internet or in books or archives, wherever you are looking, and one of the most important skills you need to develop i
So, for the final episode of 2020 where we have been living through a pandemic, I wanted to look back at a different pandemic, the bubonic plague, but not the Black Death of the 1300s that you may be thinking of. I want to look into an outbreak
Vote for History Detective in the 2021 Podcast Awards  in the History and People's Choice categories!https://www.podcastawards.com/ If you would like to support the podcast, you and Buy Me a CoffeeThe actions of Rosa Parks in 1955 were a cataly
We are so used to the narrative of the Vietnam War being told through a masculine lens; male politicians, sending male soldiers to Vietnam, movies about male soldiers and male historians writing all the textbooks. But there is a group whose per
Vote for History Detective in the 2021 Podcast Awards  in the History and People's Choice categories!https://www.podcastawards.com/ If you would like to support the podcast, you and Buy Me a CoffeeListen to the lyric video  for Sticks and Stone
In the early 1950s, the Prime Minister of Australia, Robert Menzies, received a request from the Prime Minister of England, Clement Attlee, requesting if Britain could conduct their nuclear weapons testing in Australia. Without so much as talki
Before there was the Warrior Nun on Netflix, there was Hōjō Masako, “Shogun Nun”, who was the wife of the very first shogun of Japan and a formidable political activist. After her hubby died, she shaved her head, and became a nun, but she conti
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