Tales from Rat City

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Sinister true stories from the dark history of Ballarat.

Africa on the Goldfields

In collaboration with the Ballarat African Association, this episode of Tales from Rat City hopes to shed light on the oft-forgotten experiences of Af...
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Moonlight In Prison – Part II

Tales from Rat City presents the second instalment in the story of notorious Australian bushranger; Captain Moonlight. Join us, as our actors bring to...
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Moonlight in Egerton – Part I

Tales from Rat City presents a three-part dramatisation of the bizarre life of the notorious Australia bushranger Captain Moonlight. Hear our actors b...
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Matilda and the Asylum

Matilda Cutler escapes Ararat Asylum with a terrible story she is desperate to share. Can one woman change the system? Join David and Tom as they expl...
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Jac Jorgenson

Join Tom, David and their guest, historic reenactor Chase Day, as they uncover the story of Jac Jorgenson, and discuss the rich tradition of women in ...
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The Cunning Woman

In an era when doctors were dangerous hacks, what alternatives did you have? This episode explores the story of Mary Barrel, Australia’s first identif...
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A Time of Change

Over the last two hundred years, we’ve changed Victoria’s ecology beyond recognition. Each generation since White arrival has continued this rapid tra...
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Buckley’s Chance

Emerging from the Victorian bush in 1835 after thirty-two years with the Wadawurrung people, William Buckley has never ceased surprising Australians. ...
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Edward de Lacy Evans

Edward’s unnoticed and perfectly ordinary life comes completely unravelled after a dramatic public unmasking. Cast Benjamin Marshall – Pamphlet Writer...
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