Best Deadwood Dick podcasts we could find (Updated May 2019)
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This western, published around 1899, is a dime novel that has it all: roguish gun men, hostile Indians, chilvarous gentlemen to protect the hapless females, and – in Calamity Jane – even a female who can hold her own. The fictional character of the hero, Deadwood Dick, appeared in more than a hundred stories and became so famous the name was claimed by several men who actually lived in Deadwood, South Dakota.
 
"Deadwood Dick", the straight shooting, hard riding hero of the dime novel series "Deadwood Dick" takes on train robbers and other villans in this rip-snotrin', tale of the old west. Deadwood Dick has made his way through many dangerous escades before his, but has he met his match this time? Why is there a horseshoe brand burned into this chest? Will he save the heroine? Listen to this dashing story as our hero puts himself in danger to protect the innocent and right wrongs in each exciting ...
 
This western, published around 1899, is a dime novel that has it all: roguish gun men, hostile Indians, chilvarous gentlemen to protect the hapless females, and - in Calamity Jane - even a female who can hold her own. The fictional character of the hero, Deadwood Dick, appeared in more than a hundred stories and became so famous the name was claimed by several men who actually lived in Deadwood, South Dakota. (Summary by Gesine/Wikipedia)
 
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Robyn Annear ransacks Trove Newspapers for stories from an era when there was – literally – nothing on TV.
 
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Wherein we entertain tales of treasure and avarice. Men Dig in Richmond Yard And Carry Away – What? (the question-mark, perhaps) Sun News-Pictorial, 27 March 1936, p. 4 (copied from microfilm at State Library Victoria) Children Spy on Mysterious Digging Operations (News (Adelaide), 30 March 1936, p. 3) https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/11 ...…
 
Wherein we drill down on a fin-de-siècle folly. Welcome to Season Two of Nothing on TV. Here’s how it begins… Herald (Melbourne), 19 February 1887, p. 2, col. 7 Read the article in situ here Argus (Melbourne), 3 February 1882, p. 8, col. 5 Could the ‘Miss Symonds’ teaching swimming at Captain Kenney’s ladies’ baths have been our Miss Simmons, l ...…
 
Wherein we encounter a ‘phosphorescent charmer’ in fin de siècle Melbourne . Herald (Melbourne), 8 August 1892, p. 2, col. 8 See it on the page, here. Did you know that The day the ghost walks is slang for pay-day? Originally theatrical slang, it supposedly originated among the cast of an early production of Hamlet. Much later, it would come in ...…
 
Wherein we consider the point of hatpins. Argus (Melbourne), 9 August 1911, p. 14, col. 4 Or read the whole page here A comic postcard from 1907. I found it at http://whatsinthetrench.weebly.com/blog/archives/09-2016 Here’s some hats, at the opening of the new nurses’ quarter, Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne – from the Weekly Times, 15 April ...…
 
Wherein we learn who to blame for the perennial naughtiness of boys. Argus (Melbourne), 10 November 1914, p. 8, col. 2 Read it in full here Titles in the Deadwood Dick Library – ‘Issued Every Wednesday. Price 5 cents’ From the ‘Nickels and Dimes’ collection of Northern Illinois University Libraries – click here to access the whole collection. H ...…
 
Wherein we have our cockles warmed by Lord Hopetoun’s liquid largesse, as dispensed by an anarchist on the mean streets of Melbourne in 1902. Argus (Melbourne), 26 June 1902, p. 5, column 3 Read the whole of the report, plus all that day’s news (including the king’s illness) here. Critic (Adelaide), 5 January 1901, p. 3 Australasian, 12 January ...…
 
Wherein we plunder drapers’ shops, cloakrooms, and the Lost & Found column in search of the poncho cloak and its shoddy brethren. Argus (Melbourne), 23 June 1855, p. 1, column 6 Or take a look here at what else was lost and found that day The full poncho range of Benjamin Lazarus & Co., Sydney drapers – Sydney Morning Herald, 12 June 1855, p. 8 ...…
 
Wherein we trace the curious career and prehistory of a ‘petrified man’ dug out of a New South Wales marble quarry. See post for The Marble Man part 2 for further reading and links for this two-part episode.By Robyn Annear.
 
Wherein we continue to trace the curious career and prehistory of a ‘petrified man’ dug out of a New South Wales marble quarry. Further reading and links for this episode: Bathurst Free Press & Mining Journal, 21 May 1889, p. 2, columns 4-5 Read the full article in situ and see what else was happening in district news that week. from The Legend ...…
 
Wherein we chart the declining fortunes of a performing elephant in goldrush-era Victoria. Further reading and links for this episode: Age (Melbourne), 7 November 1854, p. 5 – or read it in situ (look at the top of column 5), to see what else was happening in the news that day. Argus (Melbourne), 16 October 1854, p. 8 – or read it in situ (colu ...…
 
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