Murder in the Land of Oz

Murder in the Land of Oz
An Australian True-Crime Podcast
The Port Arthur Massacre
Apr 21 • 63 min
For our second Tassie episode, we cover one of the worst mass shooting in Australian history. The shooter was Martin Bryant, a 25 year old man with the IQ of an eleven-year-old. Having the mind of a child didn’t stop him from getting his hands on a bunch…
The Fisherman
Apr 8 • 51 min
Please note, this episode discusses crimes against children. Was a man convicted of the murder of a nine year old boy in Tasmania in 1975 responsible for some of Australia’s most well known unsolved crimes? Investigation by retired detective Gordon Davie…
Ned Kelly Part Two
Mar 24 • 95 min
Welcome to Ned Kelly Part Two! We left our heroes (?) in Stringybark Creek, just after murdering a small handful of policeman. Ned’s fame would absolutely skyrocket from this act, and then, as now, public opinion was divided – did Ned act in self-defence?…
Ned Kelly Part One
Mar 10 • 80 min
Ned Kelly: outback legend, or cowardly criminal? You decide! In this kind-of-a-bonus-but-not-really episode, we tackle an Aussie icon, none other than Edward Kelly, better known as Ned, and his gang of rambunctious friends. Some people (Ellen) believe…
Peter Dupas
Feb 24 • 38 min
Peter Dupas is one of the most horrific and violent serial killers in Australian history. When Nicole Patterson’s brutally mutilated body was discovered on April 19, 1999, the police followed a trail of breadcrumbs that led them to Peter Dupas’ door. The…
BONUS Ted Bundy Thoughts/Feelings/Opinions
Feb 17 • 25 min
Ted Bundy has been talked about extensively in the past few weeks after a whole host of Ted Bundy #content has been released. Much of the chatter online has focused on whether or not media such as this glorifies Ted Bundy and makes him seem like some kind…
Ian Jamieson
Feb 11
In October of 2015, a phone call was placed to 000 from an Ian Jamieson. He told the operator that he had just killed three people, so the cops better come around and arrest him. Ian Jamieson had stabbed his neighbour Greg Holmes 25 times with a hunting…
Eddie Leonski
Jan 27
In Melbourne, Victoria during the Second World War, electric lights were turned off or lowered at night to prevent aerial attacks from the Japanese. The war, which had confined itself to the Northern Hemisphere for the most part, was slowly creeping down…
The Sharpe Family Murders
Jan 13 • 49 min
On March 23, 2004, John Sharpe shot a spear into his wife Anna’s head while she was sleeping. On March 27, he did the same to his nineteen month old daughter Gracie. He then concocted an elaborate ruse, pretending that Anna was still alive, and that she…
BONUS Murdered Musicians
Dec 30, 2018 • 46 min
What started out as a simple guest segment on Musicals Taught Me Everything I Know somehow ballooned out to this glorious 40 minutes of discussion about musical murders.
Jill Meagher
Dec 16, 2018 • 54 min
Jill Meagher was a 29 year old Irish woman living in Melbourne with her husband, Tom. She was a bright, funny, loving young woman, who worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. On the 21st of September 2012, Jill went to a bar on Sydney Road in…
UPDATE: The Murders of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and Khandalyce
Dec 4, 2018 • 11 min
A brief update episode to discuss the new developments in the trial and sentencing of the murderer of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and Khandalyce.
The Bowraville Murders
Dec 2, 2018
In the early 90s, three children went missing from the same street over the course of four months. If it had happened in Sydney, we’d never hear the end of it, but because the kids were Indigenous, and lived in Bowraville, one of the state’s poorest…
The Other Doctor Death
Nov 18, 2018 • 72 min
What do you call a doctor that graduates at the bottom of his class? A doctor. What do you call a doctor that graduates at the bottom of his class, gets sanctioned for professional misconduct, gets their license revoked, manages to get a job as Director…
The Wanda Beach Murders
Nov 4, 2018 • 51 min
The Wanda Beach Murders are possibly Australia’s most well-known cold case. The 1965 murder of Marianne Schmidt and Christine Sharrock devastated the nation, and to this day police are still trying to piece together the circumstances of their deaths. In…
Ghosts in the Land of Oz, Halloween 2018
Oct 30, 2018 • 76 min
For this Very Special Episode of Murder in the Land of Oz, the girls take you on an auditory tour of some of Australia’s most haunted locations. From the isolated cells of the Separate Prison in Tasmania’s Port Arthur to a row of poinciana trees in Darwin…
The Murders of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and Khandalyce
Oct 21, 2018 • 59 min
Two bodies lay thousands of kilometres apart – one, a two-year-old girl in a suitcase on the side of the highway in South Australia, the other, a twenty-year-old woman left lying next to a log in the Belanglo State Forest. No one was looking for them. No…
The Murder of Anita Cobby
Oct 7, 2018 • 53 min
Take a drink every time we tell a story about a young women murdered while walking home. And then keep drinking to help dull the pain. This week we cover the murder of beauty pageant queen, nurse, and all-around angel Anita Cobby, who’s life was…
The Backpacker Murders Part Two
Sep 23, 2018 • 58 min
The murders of the seven backpackers had dominated headlines for years. The police, psychologists, scientists, and the international media were trying to work out exactly what went down in the Belangalo State Forest. The few leads the police had all…
The Backpacker Murders Part One
Sep 9, 2018 • 66 min
Seven backpackers disappeared hitchhiking off the Hume Highway in New South Wales from 1989 to 1992. For years, Australia was gripped by the mystery – was it the work of a serial killer, or just some more inexperienced tourists bested by the Australian…
The Lesbian Vampire Killers
Aug 25, 2018 • 47 min
Tracey Wigginton was convicted of murdering Edward Baldock and trying to drink his blood. Tracey wasn’t just a regular old murderer, you see. She was a vampire, a night stalker, one of the Devil’s children, who needed to feed on the sweet nectar of life…
The Mayne Family
Aug 12, 2018 • 66 min
Anyone who has roots in Brissie could probably ask ten different people what they know about the Mayne family and they’d get ten different answers. They’ve been called the Mad Maynes and the Murderous Maynes – but are they really as black as they’re…
The Murder of Betty Shanks
Jul 29, 2018 • 51 min
Betty Shanks was twenty-two years old and walking home from work when she was attacked, beaten and left for dead. Could be the first line of any article in the Courier Mail today, unfortunately, but this attack happened in 1952, and her killer was never…
The Gatton Murders
Jul 15, 2018 • 83 min
Some towns become synonymous with the crimes that happen in them - Salem. Waco. Snowtown. In Queensland, we have Gatton. When the bodies of Michael, Ellen, and Norah Murphy were discovered in a field the day after Boxing Day, 1898, the little agricultural…
Eurydice Dixon
Jul 8, 2018 • 16 min
This week, your hosts get a little serious and discuss a sadly very recent Australian murder. Rest in peace, Eurydice.
The Murder of Bronia Armstrong
Jul 1, 2018 • 111 min
A corrupt police force. A violent murder staged to look like a suicide. A wrongful conviction. And a suicide in custody. It’s not a Netflix series, it’s the new episode of Murder in the Land of Oz, and this week your girls are solving a mystery. Reg Brown…
The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay Part Two
Jun 17, 2018 • 77 min
In Part Two of our investigation into the murder of Allison Baden-Clay, ya girls discuss the absolute gall of a man who so obviously killed his wife to appeal that decision in the first place, the absolute legend that is Bevan Slattery, and we get a…
The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay Part One
Jun 3, 2018 • 91 min
In the maiden voyage of Murder in the Land of Oz, your girls Jessica Kate and Ellen Rose smash the champagne bottle against the side of the boat and dive deep into the murder of Allison Baden-Clay, where they will learn the forensic usefulness of botany,…
Murder in the Land of Oz - Coming Soon!
May 27, 2018 • 9 min
Until we hit the ether on June 4, let us tell you a little about ourselves…