Missed in History: George “Poddy” Aiston

BY Tracy V. Wilson / POSTED July 10, 2013
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water hole Mungerannie waterhole on the Birdsville track in South Australia. (Image by © John Carnemolla/Corbis)

We return to Australia in this episode, with a look at a man who worked as a policeman but grew into an ethnographer. A member of the South Australian Mounted Police, George “Poddy” Aiston became an advocate for Aboriginal peoples, a fairly accomplished photographer and the owner of a fully-stocked store in the middle of nowhere.

Our listener mail is from Josh, who writes about our podcast on the Phoenician alphabet and passes on some dye knowledge.

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