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S2E3: Lennie Gwyther & Ginger Mick: A Boy, His Pony And His Silk Pajamas

Season 2, Ep. 3

In this episode, Josie tells Mel the chaotic story of Lennie Gwyther, a 9-year-old boy whose parents let him ride his pony Ginger Mick 1000km to Sydney to see the opening of the Harbour Bridge. Shoutout to Nik from the Zest Is History Facebook group for suggesting this yarn!


Hate any kind of zest? Skip straight to 20:20.


CREDITS:

SMH 2015 by Carolyn Webb

https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-nineyearold-who-rode-a-pony-1000km-to-sydney-20150121-12v3kq.html

Sydney Living Museums Article by Charlotte Roberts

https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/lennie-gwyther

ABC Gippsland by Rachel Lucas

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-19/lennie-gwyther-leongatha-sydney-harbour-bridge/9064790 

The Weekly Times by Alexandra Laskie

https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/country-living/lennie-gwythers-solo-ride-from-leongatha-to-sydney-remembered/news-story/c763ea2cc3bb500ab8209e9959a85b41 

ABC Conversations with Sarah Kanowski - interview with Peter Lalor

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/peter-lalor-rpt/10426046


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CRIKEY, WE'RE BACK! Josie tells Mel the story of one her most favourite people: conservationist, larrikin and family man Steve Irwin. Can she get through it without crying? Probably not!For a bonus video of Josie answering Steve-related questions, head over to our Patreon!To skip the zest, head straight to 20:45.CREDITS:1992 Who Magazine article by Peter Castro: https://web.archive.org/web/20070930160513/http://www.who.com/who/scoop/article/0,19971,1531530,00.htmlABC’s Australian Story episode called The Irwin Encounters, from May 2015:https://www.abc.net.au/austory/the-irwin-encounters/6476540ABC Australian Story episode from 2003:https://www.facebook.com/ABCAustralianStory/videos/928626374297178 ABC’s Enough Rope, October 2003:https://web.archive.org/web/20060710050845/http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/transcripts/s960998.htm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuV_6U-z-ogSMH Feb 2005 no byline:https://www.smh.com.au/national/steve-irwin-baby-concerns-prompt-law-change-20050225-gdksoj.html Studio 10 interview with Justin Lyons:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeydzMjP4OoThe Guardian 2014 by Peter Walker:https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/mar/10/steve-irwin-could-not-be-saved-stringray-justin-lyonsVox article 2019 by Brian Resnick:https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/2/22/18234978/steve-irwin-57-birthday-google-doodle-crocodile-hunterMental Floss 2019 by Jennifer M Wood:https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/503993/13-facts-about-steve-irwin-and-crocodile-hunterCrocodile Hunter website:http://www.crocodilehunter.com.au/crocodile_hunter/croc_hunter_series/main.htmlAustralia Zoo website:https://www.australiazoo.com.au/about-us/history/ As always, love us please:Join The Zest Is History Podcast group on FB by searching for "The Zest Is History Podcast" on Facebook.Send us mail! The Zest Is History, PO Box 453, Rose Bay NSW 2029.Follow us on Instagram @thezestishistory and Twitter @ZestHistory.Follow Mel on Instagram @melissamason_ and Josie on Instagram @josierozeHooroo!