The rugmaker of Prahran
Oct 20, 2017 00:25:01
A photograph of a man radiating pride amidst a sea of riotous colour and luxury, sends Clare Wright diving into the recent history of immigration to Australia.
Flo and Bena and the Mallee root
Oct 13, 2017 00:25:02
A family photograph of two prim women standing in barren wasteland casts Clare Wright into the heart of Victorian Mallee country, to unearth a story of destruction and renewal.
Zelda in chains
Oct 6, 2017 00:24:58
Clare Wright unlocks the story behind a 1969 press photograph of a neatly dressed woman smiling demurely at the camera while chained to the front doors of a city building.
Sep 29, 2017 00:25:01
Clare Wright heads to the hallowed ground of the MCG to tackle the man in the centre of a photograph which defies every notion of the modern day professional sporting hero.
The sunshine cure
Sep 22, 2017 00:25:12
Clare Wright looks squarely into the faces of a line of bed-ridden boys in a photograph that recalls the terrifying scourge of polio, a disease which ravaged Australia in the first half of the 20th century.
Sep 15, 2017 00:25:02
An affecting photograph of a wounded unknown WW1 soldier takes Clare Wright deep into Anzac territory, to examine the physical and moral legacies of war.
All hands on deck
Sep 8, 2017 00:24:52
Clare Wright massages the meaning behind an intriguing photograph which reveals a very different view of the White Australia era.
The promised land
Sep 1, 2017 00:25:02
Clare Wright poses a slippery question about a photograph of Wurundjeri leader William Barak, taken at Coranderrk station in 1897.
Introducing Shooting The Past
Aug 25, 2017 00:01:12
A new history program from ABC RN. Shooting The Past brings you Australian history by using a photograph to discover the story behind it. Begins Friday September 1 at 1.30 pm on ABC RN, ABC Radio app and iTunes.