There’s a little Antipodean flavour to some of this week’s stories – Michala takes us from a highway robbery in Bradford, England (reported in the Leeds Mercury, 30th December 1843) across the seas to Australia, tracing the fate of two men called Abraham. Not to be outdone, Brad takes the robbery theme and runs with it – all the way to New Jersey, where he picks up the story of a one armed bandit (of sorts) – from the The Courier-News, 6th February 1899.
Then for this episode’s News In Briefs, Michala brings to the table an extraordinary tale of a disruptive theatre-goer and Brad’s unearthed an amusing Letter To Editor on the evolution of the Australian accent.
All newspaper articles referenced in this episode were sourced on Newspapers.com, with additional research conducted by Brad and Michala using Ancestry and other resources.
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