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On October 14, 1968, a magnitude 6.5 quake shook Meckering and it's surrounds, destroying roads, railway tracks and buildings. When the dust literally settled, $2.2 million worth of damage had been done to the central wheatbelt town, and injuring over 20 people. Alice Snook has been collecting peoples stories from the quake, and they've been compil…
 
The Perth Observatory has just had it's 125th anniversary, and while it's not in the same location it started, it's certainly made it's mark throughout it's years thanks to it's range of unique telescopes. From setting the time for Perth to helping document the rings of Uranus, the observatory has been involved in many international discoveries and…
 
Our fire service plays a vital role to our lifestyle in WA, especially when it comes to bushfires and managing other disasters throughout our state. DFES's Education and Heritage Centre have recently put a book together looking at the past 120 years of the WA Fire Service with a focus on the Perth Fire Station. The station housed hundreds of Perth …
 
If you've ever seen some strange lights in the sky that you couldn't explain, there's a chance they've ended up in the State Record Offices' UFO Files. The files go back to 1951 and feature around 25 police incident reports which were mostly recorded in country and remote WA. Director of State Records and State Archivist, Damian Shepherd, joined us…
 
Farmers around Australia can often live in some challenging conditions. Whether it's their farms location, weather events or in some cases, their finances, it can often be hard to get the support they need. Jannine Jackson is the national director of one of the oldest bush charities in Australia - Frontier Services - which has a history of supporti…
 
The world of rallying has been a part of motorsports for almost as long as cars have been used for sport. Here in WA we have a rich history of rally racing, with the World Rally Championship once a staple of the Perth Event calendar. A big part of that history is the Light Car Club of WA, and the clubs Wendy Walker joined us to talk about it's hist…
 
The Jukebox was a staple in bars and restaurants for almost a century before new technology surpassed it. But in recent times, with only a few left out in the wild, the role of the Jukebox repairer has slowly begun to disappear. One of the last repairers in Australia is Peter Greenaway, and he joined Harvey to talk about the role of repairers and t…
 
Over Perth's history there's been many people who've shaped our city - from politicians to architects. WA State Library's Kate Gregory joined Harvey to talk about Perth's first female town planner and someone who really left her mark on our City - Margaret Feilman. Architect, town planning consultant and a founding member of the WA Town Planning In…
 
There's always plenty to talk about when it comes to the history of Horse Racing, and this month we were fortunate enough to chat with WA Jockey Danny Miller about his career. Danny began riding when he was still at school and by 15 he rode his first winner – at Ascot in 1962. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Beverley to Perth Road Race has been WA’s premier one day endurance race for well over a hundred years. The 185km route followed the Avon Valley between Beverley and Toodyay before heading through the Darling Ranges and finishing in Perth. Often the Finish line was often at the historic Peninsular Hotel in Maylands which, as it turns out, is th…
 
There's been many court dramas since the age of the silver screen began, but few films have stayed in peoples minds or been as striking as Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men. Pete Taylor joined us to talk all about the film and talk about court room dramas on the big screen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
When the first true Jet Liners took to the sky in 1958, the cruise industry had every reason to be worried. Flying was finally at a price point comparative to long sea journeys, with commenting on how it would herald the end of ocean bound travel. But here we are over a century later and the cruise industry has kept going strong despite air travel …
 
Spring may have not sprung quite yet here in Perth, but it's not stopped our WA Wildflowers from popping in to say hello! Dr Kate Gregory from the State Library of WA joined us to talk about a poet who was both inspired by WA's wild flowers and even created 2 rare pressed flower albums in the first half of the 20th century - Lilian Wooster Greaves.…
 
The WA State Records Office regularly uncover some amazing historical stories from around WA, and this month is no exception. It turns out we've had some pretty unusual sports that came and went throughout WA's History, such as Circlos, Vigoro, and an indigenous game with similarities to hockey! SRO's Carolyn Atkinson joined Harvey to talk all abou…
 
We're used air travel being pretty safe and fairly reliable in modern times. But back in the early years of aviation, WA's skies were hazardous - with Hot Air Balloons quite literally falling from the sky. Tony McGrath walks us through some of the oddities in Perth's Skies in aviation's early years. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati…
 
Peter Taylor joins us to talk about a classic tale of romance, comedy and socialites originally shared on Broadway. The Philadelphia Story starred Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, and Ruth Hussey - and was nominated for six academy awards and taking home two. The film is one of the best examples of the 'comedy of remarriage' genre, bac…
 
D.H. Lawrence may be considered a controversial figure back in the early 1900's, but his writings and works on modernism have stood the test of time - and are critically acclaimed by many critics. The State Library of WA have a set of 17 letters by the English novelist which were sent between himself and Mollie Skinner during their collaboration on…
 
Gourmet Godfather, John Maiorana, joined Harvey to talk about bush tucker and local ingredients in the kitchen. From Witchetty grubs and Mutton birds, to local roots and berries, there's a lot of aussie specialties making it on to the plate! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Remember When with Harvey Deegan
 
Back before the big fast food restaurants arrived in WA, if you wanted to get a burger in Perth, you choices were a bit limited. But thankfully, there was a few spots you could go to get a bite later in the evening, and the State Records Office has a lot of details on one that was just off Mounts Bay Road - Bernies! The State Records Office's Damia…
 
Love is not a word we'd typically associate with the Burma Railway especially during it's creation in World War 2 - but A Week in September shares a unique story. The story of Scott Haywood, an Australian forced to work on the railway, is shared through a cache of precious letters that he wrote for his wife will imprisoned. Journalist and Author Pe…
 
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