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Bowraville

By: Dan Box
Narrated by: Dan Box
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, True Crime
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A true crime story cannot often be believed, at least at the beginning. In Bowraville, all three of the victims were Aboriginal. All three were killed within five months, between 1990 and 1991. The same white man was linked to each, but nobody was convicted.

More than two decades later, homicide detective Gary Jubelin contacted Dan Box, asking him to pursue this serial killing. At that time, few others in the justice system seemed to know - or care - about the murders in Bowraville. Dan spoke to the families of the victims, Colleen Walker-Craig, Evelyn Greenup and Clinton Speedy-Duroux, as well as the lawyers, police officers and even the suspect involved in what had happened. His investigation, as well as the families' own determined campaigning, forced the authorities to reconsider the killings. This account asks painful questions about what 'justice' means and how it is delivered, as well as describing Dan's own shifting, uncomfortable realisation that he was a reporter who crossed the line.

©2019 Dan Box (P)2019 Penguin Random House Australia

Critic Reviews

"It is a gripping true crime tale and an essay on racism; a challenge to the lies Australia tells itself about its treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people told through the voices of three Aboriginal families who have been indisputably let down. The podcast has galvanised the public in a way that two decades of print and television reporting on the Bowraville murders have not." (The Guardian)

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Thank you Dan Box

Thank you for all your time, effort and patience writing this book. You have documented an important part of Australian history and I hope that by doing this those 3 young lives are never forgotten.

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Why listening matters

The more people who listen to this, the better.
And one of those books where audio is more powerful than print - a profound (and in this case importantly symbolic) reminder of how and why human voice matters and why the act of listening makes such a difference.
It’s not often that my first instinct on finishing a book is to thank the author as deeply as I want to thank Dan Box -and all involved.

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justice for all humans

very sad for all. Justice for Aboriginals never in this life time sad but true

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