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The shocking life of the man who hanged Ned Kelly

Season 1, Ep. 278

Our guest for this episode is Michael Adams, host of the fascinating podcast Forgotten Australia. 


Michael is a master of deep diving into the archives to tell incredible stories most people have never heard of - many of them about crime and society. From historic news articles - even the smallest of briefs and the mere mention of a name, Michael brings old stories, scandals, oddities and the lives of intriguing people back to life.  


Michael’s also an author and his latest book, Hanging Ned Kelly looks at Australia's most famous antihero from a new perspective - that of the man who ended Kelly’s life, hangman Elijah Upjohn and the capital punishment history of Australia. This is definitely history you didn’t learn in school.


Michael’s book is Hanging Ned Kelly and his podcast is Forgotten Australia. You can find out more about Michael at his website https://michaeladamswrites.com/

 

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime

 

 

CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guests: Michel Adams

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/

 

 

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Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATC

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more

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