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What’s your poison? Strychnine, snakes and survival in a strange land

One thing most tourists know when visiting Australia is that there are lots of things that could kill you. Imagine what it was like back when British settlers were colonising this strange new land. This week on Uncurated, Thomas Phillips and Xiao Zhu investigate how Western medicine grappled with this frightening landscape, finding solutions that were sometimes more dangerous than the problem. 

Podcast by Thomas Phillips and Xiao Zhu

Reporters: Thomas Phillips, Xiao Zhu

Host: Angus McDonald

Sound designer: Clancy Balen

Producer: Nell Gereats

This episode is part three of our 7-part podcast Uncurated: Unpacking Australia’s hidden histories. Find more episodes here.

About The Citizen

THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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