There is much to learn from the journal keeping or Australia's early explorers and settlers. Fascinating first hand accounts of lands and people, virtually untouched by the outside world for over 60,000 years. Content warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that these podcasts contain the names of deceased people. Please also generally be advised that these journals contain language in the vernacular of the day which listeners may find offensive; such language is not endorsed by the narrator.
Note from the narrator: I have just finished reading Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe and was moved to investigate the early settler and explorer journals as a result. I hope that by releasing them in podcast form this may help others to access this information. I am an Aboriginal woman, mother of two, lover of art, music and history. Please enjoy.