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RNZ: Black Sheep

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RNZ: Black Sheep

RNZ: Black Sheep

RNZ

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276
Plays
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The shady, controversial and sometimes downright villainous characters of New Zealand history, presented by William Ray.

Latest Episodes

Baby Farmer: the story of Minnie Dean

Minnie Dean must rank as one of New Zealand's most infamous figures. The only woman to be judicially executed in New Zealand history. For years she was portrayed as a cold-blooded killerwho murdered babies for cash. More recently, attitudes towards Minnie have shifted, but she's still a controversial and complex figure. Black Sheep dives into the story of the baby farmer of Winton.

56 minAUG 31
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Baby Farmer: the story of Minnie Dean

Machine-gun Murder: the story of Bassett Road (part 2)

The case breaks wide open, two key witnesses come forward with critical information. But the most interesting part of the Bassett Road murders is what happens after the conviction...

28 minAUG 24
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Machine-gun Murder: the story of Bassett Road (part 2)

Machine-gun Murder: the story of Bassett Road (part 1)

It's 1963 and two bodies are found in a house at Bassett Road in Remuera. Detectives are shocked to discover they were killed by a submachine-gun. Newspaper headlines read "Chicago Comes to New Zealand". Black Sheep investigates a true crime story that scandalised New Zealand

33 minAUG 17
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Machine-gun Murder: the story of Bassett Road (part 1)

Madam: the story of Flora MacKenzie

Flora MacKenzie is one of the most colourful characters in New Zealand history: A hard drinking, hard talking brothel owner from the 1960s and 70s who won the affection of sex workers, police and punters alike.In this episode of Black Sheep, we look at the legend of MadamFlora

48 minAUG 10
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Madam: the story of Flora MacKenzie

Invasive: the story of Stewart Smith

Between the 1960s and late 2000s Stewart Smith went on a one-man crusade, releasing thousands of invasive fish into New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and streams.In this episode of Black Sheep, we investigate his story.

43 minAUG 2
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Invasive: the story of Stewart Smith

Colonial Mastermind: the story of Edward Gibbon Wakefield (part 2)

In part two of Black Sheep'sseries on Edward Gibbon Wakefield we see theories of "systematic" and "humanitarian" colonisation run into bitter realities. The result is conflict, death and disaster. For Wakefield and for Māori.

43 minJUL 27
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Colonial Mastermind: the story of Edward Gibbon Wakefield (part 2)

Colonial Mastermind: the story of Edward Gibbon Wakefield (part 1)

Edward Gibbon Wakefield used to be known as “The Father of New Zealand.”But modern historians have pointed to the disastrous impact of his colonial policies on indigenous people, his misleading propaganda and, (not least) his abduction and marriage of a teenage girl.This two part episode of Black Sheep, William Ray investigates Wakefield's life and legacy.

40 minJUL 20
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Colonial Mastermind: the story of Edward Gibbon Wakefield (part 1)

Raider: the story of Felix von Luckner

Felix von Luckner was a child aristocrat who ran away to sea, he captained the last square-rigged sailing ship ever to serve in combat, he sailed three thousand kilometres across the Pacific in a lifeboat and led the most embarrassing jailbreak in NZ history. RNZ's Black Sheep podcast investigates his life story.

49 minJUL 13
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Raider: the story of Felix von Luckner

The Story Of Statues

37 minJUL 6
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The Story Of Statues

The Aotearoa History Show!

The story of New Zealand and its people, from its geological origins to modern day. Hosted by William Ray and Leigh-Marama McLachlan, with animation by Chris Maguren. Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund.

2 min2019 OCT 8
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The Aotearoa History Show!

Latest Episodes

Baby Farmer: the story of Minnie Dean

Minnie Dean must rank as one of New Zealand's most infamous figures. The only woman to be judicially executed in New Zealand history. For years she was portrayed as a cold-blooded killerwho murdered babies for cash. More recently, attitudes towards Minnie have shifted, but she's still a controversial and complex figure. Black Sheep dives into the story of the baby farmer of Winton.

56 minAUG 31
Comments
Baby Farmer: the story of Minnie Dean

Machine-gun Murder: the story of Bassett Road (part 2)

The case breaks wide open, two key witnesses come forward with critical information. But the most interesting part of the Bassett Road murders is what happens after the conviction...

28 minAUG 24
Comments
Machine-gun Murder: the story of Bassett Road (part 2)

Machine-gun Murder: the story of Bassett Road (part 1)

It's 1963 and two bodies are found in a house at Bassett Road in Remuera. Detectives are shocked to discover they were killed by a submachine-gun. Newspaper headlines read "Chicago Comes to New Zealand". Black Sheep investigates a true crime story that scandalised New Zealand

33 minAUG 17
Comments
Machine-gun Murder: the story of Bassett Road (part 1)

Madam: the story of Flora MacKenzie

Flora MacKenzie is one of the most colourful characters in New Zealand history: A hard drinking, hard talking brothel owner from the 1960s and 70s who won the affection of sex workers, police and punters alike.In this episode of Black Sheep, we look at the legend of MadamFlora

48 minAUG 10
Comments
Madam: the story of Flora MacKenzie

Invasive: the story of Stewart Smith

Between the 1960s and late 2000s Stewart Smith went on a one-man crusade, releasing thousands of invasive fish into New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and streams.In this episode of Black Sheep, we investigate his story.

43 minAUG 2
Comments
Invasive: the story of Stewart Smith

Colonial Mastermind: the story of Edward Gibbon Wakefield (part 2)

In part two of Black Sheep'sseries on Edward Gibbon Wakefield we see theories of "systematic" and "humanitarian" colonisation run into bitter realities. The result is conflict, death and disaster. For Wakefield and for Māori.

43 minJUL 27
Comments
Colonial Mastermind: the story of Edward Gibbon Wakefield (part 2)

Colonial Mastermind: the story of Edward Gibbon Wakefield (part 1)

Edward Gibbon Wakefield used to be known as “The Father of New Zealand.”But modern historians have pointed to the disastrous impact of his colonial policies on indigenous people, his misleading propaganda and, (not least) his abduction and marriage of a teenage girl.This two part episode of Black Sheep, William Ray investigates Wakefield's life and legacy.

40 minJUL 20
Comments
Colonial Mastermind: the story of Edward Gibbon Wakefield (part 1)

Raider: the story of Felix von Luckner

Felix von Luckner was a child aristocrat who ran away to sea, he captained the last square-rigged sailing ship ever to serve in combat, he sailed three thousand kilometres across the Pacific in a lifeboat and led the most embarrassing jailbreak in NZ history. RNZ's Black Sheep podcast investigates his life story.

49 minJUL 13
Comments
Raider: the story of Felix von Luckner

The Story Of Statues

37 minJUL 6
Comments
The Story Of Statues

The Aotearoa History Show!

The story of New Zealand and its people, from its geological origins to modern day. Hosted by William Ray and Leigh-Marama McLachlan, with animation by Chris Maguren. Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund.

2 min2019 OCT 8
Comments
The Aotearoa History Show!
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