Rum, Rebels and Ratbags
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.
Sir Joseph Banks wasn’t just ‘that plant guy’, but a celebrity playboy botanist who decided Australia was just the place for a penal colony. The lady on the $20 note, Mary Reibey, was deported to Australia for horse theft and cross-dressing, but what she did next will surprise you. And, who circumnavigated Australia first—a French monkey or a South African cat?
Rum, Rebels & Ratbags was one of Rolling Stone’s four hottest podcasts of 2016 and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Ten History Podcasts You Need to Hear.