Australian True Crime
The shocking life of the man who hanged Ned Kelly
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.
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13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
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Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram
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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