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Rum, Rebels & Ratbags

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Rum, Rebels & Ratbags is history not for the faint-hearted. Historian and author of 'Girt' David Hunt and ABC Radio Sydney's Dom Knight uncover the characters and events left out of your high school history class.

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Rum, Rebels & Ratbags is history not for the faint-hearted. Historian and author of 'Girt' David Hunt and ABC Radio Sydney's Dom Knight uncover the characters and events left out of your high school history class.

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History, Humor & Accents.

By Wifemother - Jun 14 2017
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Love this show. I hope these guys do every country. My only critique is the background music volume should be lowered a bit. Love the show. I have recommended it to anyone who has ears. Colene Kane

Well presented history

By Forestial - Sep 02 2015
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Interesting and entertaining. Well done!

iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
5
1
0
0

History, Humor & Accents.

By Wifemother - Jun 14 2017
Read more
Love this show. I hope these guys do every country. My only critique is the background music volume should be lowered a bit. Love the show. I have recommended it to anyone who has ears. Colene Kane

Well presented history

By Forestial - Sep 02 2015
Read more
Interesting and entertaining. Well done!
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Rum, Rebels & Ratbags

Latest release on Jul 14, 2015

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Tea, taxation, criminals and cannabis

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Did you know the colony of Australia only came about because of tea, taxation, criminals ... and cannabis?! And, find out how a cockney hypochondriac whaler ended up as the first Governor of NSW.

Jun 17 2015

34mins

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Rank #2: Naked and starving

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New South Wales' first governor, Arthur Phillip, dreamed of an antipodean utopia. Instead he founded Sydney, a town full of drunk, starving and naked criminals.

Jun 18 2015

34mins

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Rank #3: The Eora ambassador and the rainbow warrior

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Australia's Indigenous people dealt with the white ghosts from across the sea in different ways. Bennelong pursued a path of accommodation and was the first Indigenous man to visit England, whilst the warrior Pemulwuy, dressed in his Amazing Technicolor Dreamingcoat, fought a bloody 12-year guerrilla war.

Jun 19 2015

37mins

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Rank #4: Mothers of a nation

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Women in the convict colony initially had a hard life, but for many New South Wales presented undreamed of opportunities. They had a greater say in relationships, property, business and government policy than back in Britain, so it is no surprise Australia was a world leader in women’s suffrage.

Jun 24 2015

35mins

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Rank #5: Let's call it Macquarie

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Lachlan Macquarie was a hard drinking, penny pinching Scottish army officer with syphilis and an impressive history of financial fraud. Yet he became the colony’s most successful governor, erecting new towns and buildings, integrating ex-convicts into society, and naming just about everything Macquarie.

Jun 23 2015

39mins

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