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Hindsight - Program podcast

Hindsight is the only program on Australian radio devoted exclusively to social history. It offers new perspectives on well-known aspects of the past and brings to light those stories long-ignored on the public record. The memories of ordinary Australians
Hindsight - Program podcast

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Hindsight is the only program on Australian radio devoted exclusively to social history. It offers new perspectives on well-known aspects of the past and brings to light those stories long-ignored on the public record. The memories of ordinary Australians are woven into complex, credible and satisfying documentaries. Hindsight is published every Sunday.

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History

Episodes

Colonial Sydney comes to life in two remarkable stories

Jan 31, 2015 00:54:14

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Esther Abrahams - convict 'first lady'. Thompson Square, Windsor, NSW.

Colonial Sydney comes to life in two remarkable stories

Jan 30, 2015 00:54:14

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Esther Abrahams - convict 'first lady'. Thompson Square, Windsor, NSW.

This Australia Day weekend a chance to celebrate and to reflect upon the state of the nation

Jan 25, 2015 00:53:49

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Still Lucky: 50 years in Donald Horne's Lucky Country.

This Australia Day weekend a chance to celebrate and to reflect upon the state of the nation

Jan 25, 2015 00:53:49

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Still Lucky: 50 years in Donald Horne's Lucky Country.

Stories of being castaway along the Great Barrier Reef

Jan 18, 2015 00:53:50

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Castaway.

Stories of being castaway along the Great Barrier Reef

Jan 18, 2015 00:53:50

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Castaway.

A fond farewell to the home of Hispanic culture in Sydney

Jan 11, 2015 00:53:50

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Adios to the Spanish Club.

A fond farewell to the home of Hispanic culture in Sydney

Jan 11, 2015 00:53:50

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Adios to the Spanish Club.

Unravelling the decline of the Australian wool industry

Jan 4, 2015 00:53:50

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Bleat! How Australia fell off the sheep’s back.

Unravelling the decline of the Australian wool industry

Jan 4, 2015 00:53:50

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Bleat! How Australia fell off the sheep’s back.

A little known story about convicts in colonial Australia

Dec 28, 2014 00:53:50

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Indigenous convicts: Khoisan, Maori and Aboriginal exiles. Bennelong Sings.

A little known story about convicts in colonial Australia

Dec 28, 2014 00:53:50

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Indigenous convicts: Khoisan, Maori and Aboriginal exiles. Bennelong Sings.

The story of an island institution, set in Sydney's beautiful Hawkesbury river, that was home to thousands of boys and men.

Dec 21, 2014 00:53:50

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Peat Island - a place of asylum.

The story of an island institution, set in Sydney's beautiful Hawkesbury river, that was home to thousands of boys and men.

Dec 21, 2014 00:53:50

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Peat Island - a place of asylum.

An Australian classic revisited

Dec 14, 2014 00:53:50

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'My Brother Jack' turns 50.

An Australian classic revisited

Dec 14, 2014 00:53:50

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'My Brother Jack' turns 50.

Oriental stardust in White Australia, and how objects tell stories

Dec 7, 2014 00:53:50

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Oriental stardust: Anna May Wong in White Australia. Where Our Stories Live: Tim Ferguson.

Oriental stardust in White Australia, and how objects tell stories

Dec 7, 2014 00:53:50

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Oriental stardust: Anna May Wong in White Australia. Where Our Stories Live: Tim Ferguson.

A little known chapter of Australia's colonial history

Nov 30, 2014 00:54:19

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A forgotten war. Object stories:1920s skipping rope.

A little known chapter of Australia's colonial history

Nov 30, 2014 00:54:19

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A forgotten war. Object stories:1920s skipping rope.

Noel Coward on war, and one woman's view of the 20th century.

Nov 23, 2014 00:54:20

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Noel Coward: His Talks in Australia. A Singular Life: Monte Punshon.

Noel Coward on war, and one woman's view of the 20th century.

Nov 23, 2014 00:54:20

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Noel Coward: His Talks in Australia. A Singular Life: Monte Punshon.

Cops and Spooks; Special Branch and Pig City

Nov 16, 2014 00:53:42

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Special Attention - A history of Special Branch. Pig City.

Cops and Spooks; Special Branch and Pig City

Nov 16, 2014 00:53:42

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Special Attention - A history of Special Branch. Pig City.

The final program in Hindsight's special series marking the centenary of World War One.

Nov 9, 2014 00:54:19

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War and Peace.

The final program in Hindsight's special series marking the centenary of World War One.

Nov 9, 2014 00:54:19

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War and Peace.

Strap on the goggles and slip into the cockpit to relive one of the great events in the history of aviation

Nov 2, 2014 00:54:19

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The Uiver Emergency .

Strap on the goggles and slip into the cockpit to relive one of the great events in the history of aviation

Nov 2, 2014 00:54:19

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The Uiver Emergency .

To mark the death of former PM Gough Whitlam, a story about one of the landmark initiatives of his Government

Oct 26, 2014 00:53:20

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Public Intimacies: The Royal Commission on Human Relationships.

To mark the death of former PM Gough Whitlam, a story about one of the landmark initiatives of his Government

Oct 26, 2014 00:53:20

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Public Intimacies: The Royal Commission on Human Relationships.

Ghosts past and present at historic Port Arthur

Oct 19, 2014 00:20:55

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Australia's oldest convict heritage site gets a makeover; plus, what it's like to live next door to a famous ruin.

Ghosts past and present at historic Port Arthur

Oct 19, 2014 00:20:55

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Australia's oldest convict heritage site gets a makeover; plus, what it's like to live next door to a famous ruin.

The third program in the series 'The Long Shadow', marking the centenary of World War One

Oct 12, 2014 00:53:49

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The other side of the war - the Australian home front 1917 . Australian First World War Military Fashion.

The third program in the series 'The Long Shadow', marking the centenary of World War One

Oct 12, 2014 00:53:49

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The other side of the war - the Australian home front 1917 . Australian First World War Military Fashion.

For 'mental as', the ABC's participation in Mental Health week, the story of Gladesville Hospital, in Sydney

Oct 5, 2014 00:53:50

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Closing Gladesville.

For 'mental as', the ABC's participation in Mental Health week, the story of Gladesville Hospital, in Sydney

Oct 5, 2014 00:53:50

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Closing Gladesville.

A dazzling portrait of Nikola Tesla, the genius inventor and polymath

Sep 28, 2014 00:53:49

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Wheelwork of Nature: Tesla & the 21st century.

A dazzling portrait of Nikola Tesla, the genius inventor and polymath

Sep 28, 2014 00:53:49

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Wheelwork of Nature: Tesla & the 21st century.

The second program in the series 'The Long Shadow' - marking the centenary of World War One

Sep 21, 2014 00:53:27

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A history of forgetting: from shellshock to PTSD.

The second program in the series 'The Long Shadow' - marking the centenary of World War One

Sep 21, 2014 00:53:27

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A history of forgetting: from shellshock to PTSD.

To mark the centenary of World War One, a program which explores life on the New Zealand home front in the years leading up to 1914

Sep 7, 2014 00:53:50

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Farthest flung, holding tight.

To mark the centenary of World War One, a program which explores life on the New Zealand home front in the years leading up to 1914

Sep 7, 2014 00:53:50

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Farthest flung, holding tight.

Remembering The Lucky Country

Aug 31, 2014 00:53:49

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Still Lucky: 50 years in Donald Horne's Lucky Country.

Remembering The Lucky Country

Aug 31, 2014 00:53:49

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Still Lucky: 50 years in Donald Horne's Lucky Country.

Tuning in to one of the great hoaxes in the history of radio.

Aug 24, 2014 00:53:49

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The War of the Worlds: myth or legend?

Tuning in to one of the great hoaxes in the history of radio.

Aug 24, 2014 00:53:49

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The War of the Worlds: myth or legend?

The story of 'lost and found' Australian artist Clarice Beckett, and Jeffrey Smart - the imagined city

Aug 17, 2014 00:54:20

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Between sea and sky: a portrait of Clarice Beckett. Jeffrey Smart.

The story of 'lost and found' Australian artist Clarice Beckett, and Jeffrey Smart - the imagined city

Aug 17, 2014 00:54:20

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Between sea and sky: a portrait of Clarice Beckett. Jeffrey Smart.

Hindsight Sunday August 10th, 2014

Aug 10, 2014 00:54:19

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Famagusta 'Ammochostos': hidden in the sand.

Hindsight Sunday August 10th, 2014

Aug 10, 2014 00:54:19

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Famagusta 'Ammochostos': hidden in the sand.

The first program in our landmark series marking the centenary of World War One

Aug 3, 2014 00:54:20

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The Guns of August.

The first program in our landmark series marking the centenary of World War One

Aug 3, 2014 00:54:20

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The Guns of August.

Parramatta River stories

Jul 20, 2014 00:53:49

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Upriver: Sydney's first highway. Charles 'Bony' Anderson.

Parramatta River stories

Jul 20, 2014 00:53:49

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Upriver: Sydney's first highway. Charles 'Bony' Anderson.

Stories about objects with meaning: from glory boxes to the jersey which tied two families together across hemispheres

Jul 13, 2014 00:52:05

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A story that spans seventy years, ties two distant countries together, and tracks the journey of an object, a gift, as it comes full circle back to its owner. Football, romance and long lost love ... And the heyday of the glory box.

Stories about objects with meaning: from glory boxes to the jersey which tied two families together across hemispheres

Jul 13, 2014 00:52:05

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A story that spans seventy years, ties two distant countries together, and tracks the journey of an object, a gift, as it comes full circle back to its owner. Football, romance and long lost love ... And the heyday of the glory box.

Australia on the little screen

Jul 6, 2014 00:53:49

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Crawfords - Television for the people.

Australia on the little screen

Jul 6, 2014 00:53:49

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Crawfords - Television for the people.

A family history rescued from the archives

Jun 29, 2014 00:48:42

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A want of sympathy: the letters of Percy and Lucy Pepper.

A family history rescued from the archives

Jun 29, 2014 00:48:42

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A want of sympathy: the letters of Percy and Lucy Pepper.

Travels through Victoria's rugged high country

Jun 22, 2014 00:53:49

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Big Fella is Watching - change on the Bogong High Plains. Tom Mitchell.

Travels through Victoria's rugged high country

Jun 22, 2014 00:53:49

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Big Fella is Watching - change on the Bogong High Plains. Tom Mitchell.

Art and ideals in the early 20th century; from Paris to Perth

Jun 15, 2014 00:53:50

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Lucia Joyce -Diving and Falling. Playing the Body.

Art and ideals in the early 20th century; from Paris to Perth

Jun 15, 2014 00:53:50

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Lucia Joyce -Diving and Falling. Playing the Body.

The Beatles tour of 1964: Australian youth rebellion, or the birth of manufactured pop?

Jun 8, 2014 00:51:51

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The band that fell to Oz: The Beatles tour of 1964.

The Beatles tour of 1964: Australian youth rebellion, or the birth of manufactured pop?

Jun 8, 2014 00:51:51

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The band that fell to Oz: The Beatles tour of 1964.

Memories of Childhood; from the streets of Belfast to outback boarding schools

Jun 1, 2014 00:53:50

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Child of Ardoyne . Going Away to School. The Word of the Year.

Memories of Childhood; from the streets of Belfast to outback boarding schools

Jun 1, 2014 00:53:50

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Child of Ardoyne . Going Away to School. The Word of the Year.

Australian modernist design - The story of Fler

May 25, 2014 00:53:49

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Fler and the Modernist Impulse.

Australian modernist design - The story of Fler

May 25, 2014 00:53:49

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Fler and the Modernist Impulse.

The Man in the Glass Box - Eichmann on Trial

May 18, 2014 00:53:47

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Eichmann on Trial. The Man in the Glass Box.

The Man in the Glass Box - Eichmann on Trial

May 18, 2014 00:53:47

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Eichmann on Trial. The Man in the Glass Box.

Stories about motherhood, from the perspective of parent and child

May 11, 2014 00:54:19

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Mother's Turn.

Stories about motherhood, from the perspective of parent and child

May 11, 2014 00:54:19

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Mother's Turn.

The power of story and music, from the early days of radio in Britain

May 4, 2014 00:53:50

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Scene to Song - The Radio Ballads.

The power of story and music, from the early days of radio in Britain

May 4, 2014 00:53:50

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Scene to Song - The Radio Ballads.

Islands of asylum

Apr 27, 2014 00:53:49

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Peat Island - a place of asylum.

Islands of asylum

Apr 27, 2014 00:53:49

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Peat Island - a place of asylum.

The legacy of World War One across three generations of one family

Apr 20, 2014 00:53:50

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Searching for Hector Thomson.

The legacy of World War One across three generations of one family

Apr 20, 2014 00:53:50

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Searching for Hector Thomson.

Hindsight - 2014-04-13

Apr 13, 2014 00:53:49

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Bleat! How Australia fell off the sheep’s back.

Hindsight - 2014-04-13

Apr 13, 2014 00:53:49

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Bleat! How Australia fell off the sheep’s back.

An evocation of a lost way of life, in the Australian bush

Apr 6, 2014 00:54:19

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Spring Forest.

An evocation of a lost way of life, in the Australian bush

Apr 6, 2014 00:54:19

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Spring Forest.

What the photograph can, and cannot tell us, about the past

Mar 30, 2014 00:54:19

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The Sound of Photography.

What the photograph can, and cannot tell us, about the past

Mar 30, 2014 00:54:19

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The Sound of Photography.

A wander through the memory rooms of the Australian house and home; our domestic lives across the past eighty years

Mar 23, 2014 00:54:19

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Crowded Houses, Empty Nests. History People - Dan Cummins.

A wander through the memory rooms of the Australian house and home; our domestic lives across the past eighty years

Mar 23, 2014 00:54:19

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Crowded Houses, Empty Nests. History People - Dan Cummins.

The little known story of Indigenous convicts

Mar 16, 2014 00:54:19

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Indigenous convicts: Khoisan, Maori and Aboriginal exiles. Warriors in a forgotten war: Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheneer.

The little known story of Indigenous convicts

Mar 16, 2014 00:54:19

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Indigenous convicts: Khoisan, Maori and Aboriginal exiles. Warriors in a forgotten war: Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheneer.

Inside the notorious institution for 'uncontrollable' girls, in rural New South Wales

Mar 9, 2014 00:54:20

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Exposed to Moral Danger.

Inside the notorious institution for 'uncontrollable' girls, in rural New South Wales

Mar 9, 2014 00:54:20

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Exposed to Moral Danger.

Australia's long love affair with the swimming pool

Mar 2, 2014 00:53:49

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Down the Pool. Anzac Mermaids. History People - Dr Judith Buckrich.

Australia's long love affair with the swimming pool

Mar 2, 2014 00:53:49

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Down the Pool. Anzac Mermaids. History People - Dr Judith Buckrich.

The tale of a mysterious death in Adelaide in 1948, which exposes the anxieties and fantasies at play in post-war Australia

Feb 23, 2014 00:54:19

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The Somerton Man: A mystery in four acts. History People - Maria Nugent.

The tale of a mysterious death in Adelaide in 1948, which exposes the anxieties and fantasies at play in post-war Australia

Feb 23, 2014 00:54:19

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The Somerton Man: A mystery in four acts. History People - Maria Nugent.

Travelling to the ancient city of Bukhara, and journeying into the past of travel

Feb 16, 2014 00:54:19

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Journeys to Bukhara. History People.

Travelling to the ancient city of Bukhara, and journeying into the past of travel

Feb 16, 2014 00:54:19

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Journeys to Bukhara. History People.

Stories of children in history, and one family's tale of an enduring legacy

Feb 9, 2014 00:53:50

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Growing up: Children in history's page. The Woodwork Bible – My Grandfather’s Legacy.

Stories of children in history, and one family's tale of an enduring legacy

Feb 9, 2014 00:53:50

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Growing up: Children in history's page. The Woodwork Bible – My Grandfather’s Legacy.