Drunk History Australia’s Season Finale saves its best episode for last.
Steph Tisdell tipsily tells a tale of love, adventure and swimming across shark-infested waters with a file in your teeth. This is the story of none other than Mary Ann Bugg, our first Indigenous Australian female bushranger.
Alongside partner in crime Captain Thunderbolt, they were Australia’s very own Bonnie and Clyde. But it wasn’t until Thunderbolt found himself behind bars, that Mary Ann really made a name for herself: swimming to Cockatoo Island to break him out of prison. And we can count on Natasha Wanganeen and Grant Denyer, to bring this dynamic duo to life.
At the end of World War II, Australia had tough restrictions on the sale of alcohol after 6pm. Seeing a gap in the market, Abe Saffron started a sly grog trade through a nightclub called The Roosevelt in Sydney’s Kings Cross.
But that wasn’t all Abe was trading in… if you know what we mean *wink-wink*. This is the story of the original King of the Cross, as told by Brendan Fevola, with appearances from Les Hill and Costa Georgiadis.
Drunk History Australia. Season Finale airs Monday, 26 October At 9.40pm on 10