The History of Australia Podcast

The History of Australia Podcast

This is a narrative history podcast. It tells the story of Australia starting with the dawn of the Australian land mass, and moves forward through time until the year 2000.


December 3, 2020 33 min

This episode provides an acknowledgement of Arakwal and Bundjalung land and a history of the local area, Byron Bay.

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In this episode, humans set foot on the Australian continent for the first time. 

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October 31, 2020 21 min

We have this idea that the use of fire is one of those things that defines us as humans and sets us apart from the animal kingdom. And that’s just not correct! It turns out that even birds can hunt with fire. 

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October 17, 2020 24 min

Ancient humans journeyed out of Africa and made it all the way down to modern day Indonesia, right to the doorstep of Australia, and lived there for millions of years. Did any ancient humans make it to Australia before homo sapiens?

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October 3, 2020 19 min

By the Jurassic Period,  the supercontinent Pangea had schismed into Laurasia and Gondwanaland. Dinosaurs reigned supreme.

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September 19, 2020 8 min

In this episode, learn about how Bunjil, the mighty eagle, created the world. There's also an introduction to the Dreaming.

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September 6, 2020 13 min

This episode traces Australia through the Precambrian and Triassic including the worst mass extinction to ever threaten life on Earth.

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This episode is an overview of the podcast and how it’s going to work, so you can decide if it’s the right podcast for you. I acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a way of showing awareness of and respect for the traditional custodians of the land  upon which I live. 

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