Media Releases

30 May 2019

Talks@Willoughby presents Dan Box speaking about Bowraville

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood 
FREE event

Dan Box, creator of the Walkley Award-winning podcast Bowraville, will speak about his recently published book at Chatswood Library in July.

Bowraville tells the gripping story of a small Australian town, the murders of three children and a desperate fight for justice.

A true crime story cannot often be believed, at least at the beginning. In Bowraville, all three 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, as well as the lawyers, police officers and even the suspect. 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.

Dan Box is a journalist who’s worked for The Australian and London’s Sunday Times. He’s currently working for the BBC. 

Lindfield Bookshop will provide copies of the author’s book for sale on the day.

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