Melbourne HIstory

Episode 5 - Mythbusted!

 

EPISODE FIVE

MYTHBUSTED!

Located in the heart of Bank Place lies the Mitre Tavern pub – a Melbourne institution known especially for its resident ghost! It’s said to be haunted by the spirit of Connie Waugh, the mistress of local heavyweight Sir Rupert Clarke.

In this episode Dead & Buried investigates two classic Melbourne urban legends in our version of history mythbusting. We unearth the paper trail surrounding former Melbourne stars who have lingered in the limelight well beyond the grave. And what we uncover might upset more than a few ghosthunters!

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Episode 2 - Clothes Maketh the Man

Episode 2 - Clothes Maketh the Man

In the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy one October evening in 1863, The Great Eastern was hotly pursued and finally tackled by a policeman.  After several failed attempts to escape, the prisoner suddenly confessed ‘I may as well tell you I am a man.’ This episode explores clothing, sexuality and gender in colonial Melbourne.

This episode contains coarse language and sexual references.