The weather is warm, the sky is blue, and you have to go back to work.
Look, we agree, it sucks. This week we’ll try and drag the holiday out a bit longer, and take you on an island holiday. Three, in fact.
We’ll take you south to South-Western Victoria, to a tall, flat island with a pretty scary story behind it. We’ll head up north, to the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef, and climb up into a haunted lighthouse. We’ll take you to an island right in the heart of Melbourne…although it’s probably not the sort of island you’re imagining relaxing on.
This week on All the Best, – islands. Their stories, their histories, and their ghosts.
As kids, Michael and his brother used to look out to the horizon off the coast of South-Western Victoria and on a clear day they could see it. A tall, flat island that we were told had a pretty scary story behind it. Here, he talks to Joel Wright about Deen Maar.
Produced by Michael Brydon
Lady Elliott Island
There’s an island at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, 45 hectares of land surrounded by the sea. Lady Elliot Island is an idyllic resort location, but not all of the residents sleep peacefully. In 1907, Susannah Mckee, the wife of the lighthouse keeper was found dead by her husband, and even now some of the resort’s employees claim that Susannah still haunts the grounds where she once lived. But why would Susannah be unable to rest? Rose Lane set out to investigate.
Story and narration: Rose Lane
Additional voice: Eoin Clements
Editing and Supervising Production: Sky Kirkham
Lighthouse by Grouper
The great hidden sea of the unconscious by The Caretaker
Out to Sea by Olafur Arnalds
Ghost of Me by Shaula
Bluebeard 6 by Danny Norbury
Picture an Island. What do you see? It’s probably by itself, away from civilization, untouched by man. it has waves gently lapping at the shore with palm trees bordering a thick jungle. This story is not about that island.
Produced by Laura Kewley
Supervising Producer: Leona Hameed
Presenters: Pip Rasmussen & Michael Brydon
Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan
Image Credit: Paul D’Ambra