Don't Overdue It Podcast


Our podcast delves into the story of the Mount Gambier Library, from innovations, programming, authors to local history. We invite you to join in and learn more about our work here in the Library and our place within our community.

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April 2024 - Our Boy Bobby - Sir Robert Helpmann

His is the face that adorns the side of the theatre named in his honour, but locals and tourists alike still ask the question “Who is Sir Robert Helpmann?”

Mount Gambier born, Robert Murray Helpmann, found fame on the world stage with his prodigious talents as an actor, director, dancer and singer.

April 2024 marks the 40th Anniversary of official naming of the theatre- so join us for look at the life of Mount Gambier’s and Australia’s greatest exports - our boy Bobby.

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March 2024 - A Hard Day's Work

With time comes change. One of the biggest changes over recent times is how we work. There are many factors which have contributed to the changes to our work day including the advancement in technology. For this episode we are joined by Mount Gambier locals who share the memories and stories of how a hard day’s work looked in years gone by.

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February 2024 - Thomas Garroway - A Murder Mystery

In June of 1871, Mount Gambier Assistant Bailiff Thomas Garroway mysteriously disappeared when he was sent to seize the property of Carl Jung who had failed to pay a debt. What followed was a story of desperation and murder which ended with the very first execution to occur at the Mount Gambier Gaol.

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January 2024 - The Day it Rained Rabbits

We have all heard of the phrase “Its’ raining cats and dogs” but what about it raining rabbits? Well, on New Year’s Eve 1938 right here in middle of Mount Gambier in kind of did just that.

Join us for the story of Laurence Bulling, a local rabbit buyer, who with 20kg of gelignite and one heck of a grudge against his former employer, caused quite the explosive end to the year.

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December 2023 - And the Rest is History – Memories of Shopping in Mount Gambier

For those with a long history with Mount Gambier, shops and stores such as Fidler and Webb, Hustler’s and Moran and Cato are almost as iconic as the Blue Lake/Warwar itself. For this episode we are joined by long term residents of Mount Gambier as they share their stories and memories of these shops and learn how different the shopping experience was in times gone by.

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November 2023 - Freddie Woodrow- A Song For Mount Gambier

Fame and infamy closely followed composer, traveling salesman and disabled war veteran Freddie Woodrow during most of his adult life.

Following his success with an album of war songs during the 1940’s, Woodrow arrived in Mount Gambier in 1951, with a song he dedicated to the Blue Lake city. A song that would raise $25,000 for the local community. But that’s not half the story.

Throw in an meeting with Phar Lap, a revolutionary toothbrush invention, and a high-profile court case and you’ve got one colourful, creative and cunning life story. 

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