Tue, 09 July|
The Vanguard Newtown
Bowraville Book Launch - Dan Box in conversation with Greg Bearup (1)
From Dan Box, creator of the Walkley Award-winning podcast, comes the incredible Bowraville, the story of a small Australian town, the murders of three children and a desperate fight for justice. Dan discusses Bowraville and his writing journey with journalist & podcaster Greg Bearup.
Time & Location
09 July 2019, 6:30 pm
The Vanguard Newtown, 42 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
Dan Box is the creator of the Walkley Award-winning podcast, comes the incredible Bowraville, the story of a small Australian town, the murders of three children and a desperate fight for justice. Dan discusses Bowraville and the journey he went on to write it with journalist, author and fellow true-crime podcaster Greg Bearup.
About The Book
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.
"Between every line of every page rests Dan Box’s big burning heart and a vast journalistic mind that never ever stops digging for answers. And the cruelest find of all might be to know that justice is not the same thing for everyone in the lucky country. Microscopic in detail, epic in importance. A heart-breaking, gut-punching masterwork of long form journalism. It’s wholly impossible to put it down but every Australian needs to pick it up. The next time you hear someone undermining the value of investigative journalism, please feel free to throw this book at them, hard, avoiding the eyes.” - Trent Dalton
About Dan Box