Bonus: The Dogs Who Mapped Australia

BewilderBeasts!

Apr 8 2024 • 28 mins

First aired July 2023:
In 1912 when the "adventurer" was a job description & also an alibi, two brothers took their dogs on a road trip - before roads existed.

These brothers loved their dogs and hated shirts but that didn't stop them from circumnavigating Australia several times by bike and car - often digging their own roads IN THE OUTBACK!



Resources (Hey, look, I remembered!)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Birtles which includes THE photo I keep referencing

https://www.whichcar.com.au/explore/francis-birtles-australias-greatest-overlander (the awesome WhichCar.com article by the Moons that I heavily quoted)

https://www.cartalk.com/blogs/fido-blog/wowser-and-dinkums-australian-road-trip (the article from CarTalk that Sip and I wrote)

Photos of Wowser (which is a name that has been on a journey), Francis and Clive are attached.


Francis digging out a car without a shirt.jpg


Clive and Wowser.jpg


The Shirtless Francis Birtles.png

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Intro/Outtro music: Tiptoe Out The Back - Dan Liebowicz
Interstitial Music: MK2
Additional music: Freesound.com, Pixabay.org

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Your host, Melissa McCue-McGrath is an author, dog trainer, and behavior consultant in Southern Maine. She'll talk about dogs all day if you let her. You've been warned :)


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