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  • Maverick Mountaineer | Robert Wainwright

    Maverick Mountaineer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robert Wainwright
    • Narrated By Robert Meldrum
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    The first full-length biography of George Ingle Finch - maverick Australian mountaineer, scientist, concert pianist and father of actor Peter Finch. George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in his day one of the most famous men in the world. In 1922 he stood at the highest point on Everest, a feat not bettered for 30 years. He invented the predecessor to the puffer jacket and pioneered the use of oxygen in climbing.

  • Miss Muriel Matters: The Spectacular Life of a Trailblazing Suffragist | Robert Wainwright

    Miss Muriel Matters: The Spectacular Life of a Trailblazing Suffragist

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert Wainwright
    • Narrated By Deidre Rubenstein
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    In 1909, a young Australian actress made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over London in an airship emblazoned with the slogan 'Votes for Women' and dropped leaflets over the city. Muriel Matters was dubbed 'that daring Australian girl', and the American media declared it to be the world's first aerial protest. Just months earlier, Muriel had become the first woman to make a speech in the British House of Commons, after chaining herself to a brass grille to protest against the segregation of women in the Parliament.

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