Listen to Jodi Frawley’s “Maiden’s Eucalypts”

You can now listen to Jodi Frawley’s podcast document “Maiden’s Eucalypts”, which debuted on ABC RN’s History Listen on Tuesday 16 August 2022. The podcast is the outcome of Jodi’s 2022 Dahl Fellowship. Download it on your favourite podcast service or listen through ABC platforms.

This story is set on Worimi and Biripi country in the year 1894. The avid colonial botanist Joseph Maiden is making a trip through the forests around the NSW towns of Stroud and Gloucester and he’s enthralled by the natural world around him. He’s recording every tree, leaf, and plant he encounters, writing it meticulous detail in his journal. Over a century after Maiden made his trip through these forests his journal is taking on a whole new life. With the botanist’s original notes in hand, environmental historian Jodi Frawley retraces Joseph Maiden’s journey.