On finding out you are not Australian

Fred Hooper used my experiences as an example in an interview on Drive, broadcast on ABC Northern Tasmania

With discussion about dual citizenship, Fred Hooper used my experiences as an example in an interview on Drive, broadcast on ABC Northern Tasmania on Tuesday 15 August 2017

Men and Cattle: history of development in northern Australia

I found a collection of small audio documentaries recently. They were on cassette so the quality after 30 odd years isn’t great. The talent is historian Peter Forrest.

Men and Cattle is a history of development  of the cattle industry in northern Austraia but touches on a lot of other themes.

Part one: The Overlanders

Part two: The Journeys Back

Part three: Settlement Creek

Part four: The journey west from the Queensland border

Part five: Life on the trail

Tech Talk: Archival audio from the 90s

In the early 90s I was doing a regular technology spot networked across Local Radio stations. This is a collection of archival audio of that content

In the early 90s I was doing a regular technology spot networked across Local Radio stations.  This is a  collection of archival audio of that content
In the early 90s I was doing a regular technology spot networked across Local Radio stations.  This is a  collection of archival audio of that content

  1. Personal Information Managers – an interview with Glenn Rees the editor of Australian PC User magazine
  2. CD ebooks – interview with Marius Coomans about the benefits of providing books in electronic format on CD
  3. Pegasus network – inteview with Paul Wilson of Pegasus about the benefits of being able to network directly with the experts online
  4. Courtroom graphics – interview with Michael Gigante of RMIT about how computer animation and graphics could help explain complex legal issues in court
  5. EDI Post – interview with Bub Ludlow of Australia post about a system of sending mail by sending it from your computer to the nearest Australia post office to the recipient, from where AusPost would print it out and deliver it in the normal way. (before email)
  6. Australianised software – an interview with Alex Merrifield of Intuit about having software that doesn’t just use US formats for things like dates.
  7. Computer phobia – an interview with author, John Kugel
  8. Personal organisers – and interview with Jackie Begbie of Sharp Corporation
  9. ISYS – text retrieval software – an interview with Odessey Software’s Mark Reiss
  10. Windows 3.11 launched
  11. Uniloc anti-piracy
  12. Transparent drug and alcohol information library
  13. Information Kiosks
  14. Mobile Computing
  15. Digital video productions
  16. CSIRO interactive insect CDROM
  17. Computer banking
  18. Newsagents selling CD software
  19. Using softaware to design your house yourself
  20. Using software to organise the office footy tipping
  21. Putting job ads online
  22. Interactive video CD’s
  23. Nurses using mobile Computing
  24. Global Ipswich sets up city as tech centre
  25. Baby Oil search algorithms
  26. Kids and Computing
  27. The new Intel pentium chip released
  28. The business model of Dell Computers
  29. Apples vision for computing is partnerships
  30. Nomadic Computing

Make the murky consumable

Satyajit Das is one of the world’s leading experts in derivatives and risk management. He’s worked in financial markets for over 30 years, and consults to banks and investors.

In this conversation, Richard Fidler manages to take the murky financial jargon and turn quite complex ideas into a consumable piece of audio

( originally posted on Mixed media reporting tumblr )

Old farm lore

Each Friday, The Tasmanian Country Hour crew was responsible for a 15 minute radio documentary called Friday Journal.

This piece combines some olde English farm lore with some olde English folk songs recorded at a folk festival.

Cyril Phillips is a former Sussex farmer with a very strong accent. Cyril also sings some of the songs. The result was nicknamed Rae’s revenge as half the audience complained they couldn’t understand a word he said.