The DocNetwork

Welcome to The DocNetwork, the home of the I Was Only Doing My Job: Australia’s Military History Podcast.

This site contains links to all our social channels, as well as Podcast supplementary information as well as show-notes and photos of Lead Host Ross Manuel’s travels, chronicling the myriad of Memorials that dot Australia

This website is the home of pretty much everything I do online, so hopefully there is something here you might like.

Feel free to have a look around and I hope you enjoy your stay

Welcome to The DocNetwork, the home of the I Was Only Doing My Job: Australia’s Military History Podcast.

This site contains links to all our social channels, as well as Podcast supplementary information as well as show-notes and photos of Lead Host Ross Manuel’s travels, chronicling the myriad of Memorials that dot Australia

This website is the home of pretty much everything I do online, so hopefully there is something here you might like.

Feel free to have a look around and I hope you enjoy your stay

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I Was Only Doing My Job: Australia's Military History

I Was Only Doing My Job: Australia's Military History is a bi-weekly audio podcast chronicling Australia's Military History.

Instead of focusing on maps and dates, each episode is devoted to chronicling Australia's Military History through the individual stories of those who served; where they grew up, what they did, and invariably what happened to them.

My Silent Hero

My Silent Hero is a project to honour and preserve the memory of the 27 men of the Australian Customs Service who served Australia during the Great War of 1914-1918. Each of these servicemen and women had lives before they enlisted and, if they survived, after the war. They were, or are, humble human beings who, for a great many current Australians, are family. Yet now for many, their memory is just a name on a plaque, an initial or two and a surname.  My Silent Hero will help you remember them as people and as family.

From Duty to Dishonour: An Australian Military History Podcast

From Duty to Dishonour is a monthly Patreon exclusive audio podcast focusing on those Australian service personnel that have fallen short of society's expectations of what a Australian Service person represents, but their story still deserves to be told.

Meet the team

Ross is the charismatic and knowledgeable host of The DocNetwork family of podcasts. With a great passion, he brings a wealth of experience to the microphone. Ross has been making audio and video content for years and has amassed a wealth of knowledge that he freely shares with any who ask.

Having a life-long passion for history, Ross has been sharing the complex and sometimes difficult story of Australia's military history for over nine years now, only starting the Podcast during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

When Ross isn't behind the mic, you can often find him making both shortform and longform video for both YouTube and Tiktok, while also prolifically writing. It has been said that if he's not writing about history, he's definitely talking to someone about it.

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