Comedy

Monte Cristo : The most haunted house in Australia


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The Legendary Monte Cristo Homestead has a dark past . Some say its the most haunted house in Australia. Built on a hill , looking over the town of Junee , NSW , to the kids in town its the classic haunted house on the hill.

Whether or not it is actually haunted is subject to opinion. But no one can deny the house has quite a history ! In todays episode I take a look at the stories surrounding this mysterious homestead and the ghosts that are said to dwell there.

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Episode resources : https://www.montecristo.com.au/history.html

 

The Monte Cristo Homestead Ghosts

 

 

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Goat Island – Not For Snowflakes


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In the heart of the Adelaide River , NT is a tiny little Island where you can relax , drink beer and eat Croc Balls. Pull up a seat and crack a beer while I bring you all the info – how to get there , what to expect and why its not recommended for ‘snowflakes’ ( or Karen from Brighton )

For more crazy stories about outback Australia my book ‘Skimpy’ is available here : https://www.hachette.com.au/kellie-arrowsmith/skimpy-the-funniest-book-you-ll-ever-read-about-the-northern-territory

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Episode resources :

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisdwyer/2017/08/31/australias-eccentric-crocodile-king-the-northern-territorys-kai-hansen/

https://www.ntnews.com.au/news/northern-territory/famous-goat-island-lodge-croc-chasing-dog-dumb-blonde-taken-by-big-saltie/news-story/4fe6f04b71223cf1b3f848ca893d3d52

 

 

 

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Lost at Sea .- A tribute to Tony Higgins


Pic : Adelaide Advertiser

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Lost At Sea – Play episode here

Todays episode is a special tribute to a bloke named Tony Higgins who , a week after battling the rough seas of South Australia and winning , has become lost at sea again. No matter what anyone has to say , Tony lived on his own terms and was a tough old sailor who followed his heart no matter what.

Tribute to Tony :

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/opinion/david-penberthy-i-cant-help-but-admire-mr-higgins-professional-contempt-for-authority/news-story/f314bc5238fc4c1da2ca9202c2c530d0

Interview with Nathan : https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/boatie-tony-higgins-has-copped-plenty-of-heat-since-he-and-a-mate-went-missing-for-days-but-hes-not-sorry/news-story/b3ff4d28d10f87e518d299e03e2ad5b1

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Book is available here : https://www.hachette.com.au/kellie-arrowsmith/skimpy-the-funniest-book-you-ll-ever-read-about-the-northern-territory or all good online bookstores 

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Aussie Survival Stories – Snakebites and Boat Adventures


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Australians are known for their love of the great outdoors , from the snow to the surf there is always some kind of adventure to get the old adrenaline pumping. But , as they say most things in Australia want to kill you. They also say what doesn’t kill you , makes you stronger. Today’s episode covers that theory , as I bring you a few stories of survival against the odds. Crack a beer and join me !

For more Aussie tales of adventure .. and misadventure .. You can find my book , Skimpy : Outrageous true tales of crocs , snakes and pulling beers in the Topend here : https://www.hachette.com.au/kellie-arrowsmith/skimpy-the-funniest-book-you-ll-ever-read-about-the-northern-territory

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Episode Resources :

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/port-lincoln/search-for-missing-coffin-bay-boat-and-goolwa-men-derek-robinson-tony-higgins-called-off/news-story/d8afd6d9cb6aeddd0d86f9880e6a0df8

Interview with the two men  : https://www.facebook.com/9NewsAdelaide/videos/432499074820776

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/rod-sommerville-sank-a-cold-beer-after-bite-by-deadly-eastern-brown/news-story/cf4decea84118c6109bbe73fb7e039bd

https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/jake-thomas-snake_n_4632768?ri18n=true

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-09/darwin-man-delays-getting-sea-snake-bite-almost-amputation/9533950

https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/fisherman-ross-chapman-recounts-six-hours-lost-at-sea-off-exmouth-ng-b88346730z

60 minutes doco : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha8BlBEWdow

Part 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tp27emQr44

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Whales in Kakadu


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Only in 2020 could Humpback Whales get stuck in a croc infested river in Kakadu , NT . For a start , they have no business being in the area as they should be well and truly on their way to Antarctica by now . But hey , not much surprises me at the moment ! Join me as I give you the update on how they are going and what the plan is to get them out of there – I will do another update in a few days , hopefully its good news !!

* disclaimer – I accidentally refer to crocs as alligators at some point at the end of the episode ( probably because the river is called East Alligator River which is bloody confusing for tourists but anyway )…. – I definitely meant crocs , sorry !!

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For more crazy Top End Stories , my book Skimpy : Outrageous True Tales of Croc’s , Snakes and pulling beers in the Topend can be found here https://www.hachette.com.au/kellie-arrowsmith/skimpy-the-funniest-book-you-ll-ever-read-about-the-northern-territory

Or any good online bookstore as well as Kindle , Itunes etc 

Resources and vids of the whales :

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/14/humpback-whales-make-wrong-turn-into-crocodile-infested-river-in-kakadu

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-12/nt-humpback-whales-in-kakadu-stun-experts/12657898

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Uknhhu3Brc

 

 

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Start your own country – Hutt River


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Are you sick of the Government telling you what to do ? Do what Aussie wheat farmer Leonard Casley did and start your own country ! 

Unhappy with production quotas being imposed by the government , Leonard renamed himself Prince Leonard , donned a robe and some jewels , created a flag and a new currency and voila , he was now Prince Leonard of the Principality of Hutt River . He even got a letter from the Queen . He did go to war with Australia at one point .. for 48 hours until he declared that Hutt River had won the war. It’s that easy folks ….

( Disclaimer – not sure how legal this is so maybe get a lawyer first …. )

For more crazy stories my book is available here :https://www.hachette.com.au/kellie-arrowsmith/skimpy-the-funniest-book-you-ll-ever-read-about-the-northern-territory or all good online bookstores inc Kindle , Apple books etc 

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Resources :

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/end-of-an-empire-hutt-river-to-rejoin-australia-after-50-years-20200803-p55i1u.html

https://www.farmweekly.com.au/story/6907597/former-sovereign-nation-is-for-sale/

http://www.principality-hutt-river.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfZCaoWMhWI

 

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Hotel Coolgardie


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Outback WA is often referred to as the Wild West and this documentary by Peter Gleason dives right into the wild side of remote pubs.

Located 50 kms west of Gold mining town Kalgoorlie sits the tiny town of Coolgardie , a self confessed ghost town of the Goldfields . The Denver Hotel is one of its main attractions , along with the local swimming pool.

The doco is centred around the Denver Hotel , and the experience of the two Finnish backpackers , Lina and Stephie , who found work there through a Perth based agency. Join me today as I give you my thoughts on Coolgardie , the bloke that ran the show and what I thought of the treatment of Lina and Steph .

 

For more Aussie stories from the Gold Coast to the Outback you can find my book ‘Skimpy’ here : https://www.hachette.com.au/kellie-arrowsmith/skimpy-the-funniest-book-you-ll-ever-read-about-the-northern-territory

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Episode Resources : Full Documentary : Hotel Coolgardie 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDPqD7V2uOM&list=PLIuhaK5DjeFrgOKzZ7ZZx5pGz8oFlJv3Y&index=4&t=0s

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