Episode 10: Jac Jorgenson

Join Tom, David and their guest, historic reenactor Chase Day, as they uncover the story of Jac Jorgenson, and discuss the rich tradition of women in the military. See below for our gallery of remarkable female fighters, courtesy of Chase’s Facebook group Bob the Reenactor.

John ‘Jac’ Jorgenson (or Jorgensen) moved to country Victoria in the 1800s, worked as a farmhand and joined the local mounted rifles. But not everything in their life was as it seemed and upon their death their carefully constructed life story came unraveled.

Listen to the episode here, or on most major podcasting services.

Cast

  • Collin van Uden
    Journalist
  • Emil Freund
    Newspaper Editor, Farmer Bailey, Major Hoad, Dr Haarse
  • Wes Scott:
    Farmhand, Mr McColl
  • Ben Marshall:
    Jac’s Friend, Colonel Price, Dr McGillivray, Constable Bennett
  • Rebecca O’Callaghan:
    Theresa Newman (Jac’s sister)

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