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William Tyrrell was a three year old boy who disappeared from the village of Kendall, on the mid-north-coast of New South Wales.

Key facts were kept from the public, from day one. A lot of what was reported, especially early on, was false.

In the new podcast, Nowhere Child, The Australian’s Caroline Overington delves into a case where notions of class and privilege; opportunity and poverty came crashing together, to create a nightmare for William Tyrrell.

Music used in this podcast:

Daniel Birch - Blue Lobster, Trees in the Wind, Marimba on the Loose
Electric-tric - Sketch 9
Kai Engel - September, Smoldering
Swelling - Night I

Nowhere Child The Australian

    • True Crime
    • 3.4 • 818 Ratings

William Tyrrell was a three year old boy who disappeared from the village of Kendall, on the mid-north-coast of New South Wales.

Key facts were kept from the public, from day one. A lot of what was reported, especially early on, was false.

In the new podcast, Nowhere Child, The Australian’s Caroline Overington delves into a case where notions of class and privilege; opportunity and poverty came crashing together, to create a nightmare for William Tyrrell.

Music used in this podcast:

Daniel Birch - Blue Lobster, Trees in the Wind, Marimba on the Loose
Electric-tric - Sketch 9
Kai Engel - September, Smoldering
Swelling - Night I

    Missing William Tyrrell extract

    Missing William Tyrrell extract

    It's been five months since the Nowhere Child podcast finished, the former detective Gary Jubelin has been on trial in Sydney, we won't know the outcome until the magistrate comes back in April. The inquest into William's disappearance i...

    This is Not the End

    This is Not the End

    The truth about William Tyrrell will be revealed, and we will find out what happened to him. The truth will not be forever concealed....

    Eyewitness

    Eyewitness

    What exactly have police been doing for the nearly five years William has been missing? We look at some of the scenarios and some of th...

    The Usual Suspects

    The Usual Suspects

    With few leads to go on - no witnesses they yet know of, and no forensic evidence - police begin rounding up the usual suspects: local ...

    Secrets and Lies

    Secrets and Lies

    Australia is one of the worst democracies when it comes to press freedom. We look at the suppression, the secrets and the lies told in ...

    Risks and Rewards

    Risks and Rewards

    The NSW government approved a record $1 million reward for the return of William. We take you inside the public relations campaign desi...

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
818 Ratings

818 Ratings

Catherine0608 ,

Spoilt by last episodes

It was quite interesting until it got to episode 8, absolutely no point listening from there onwards unless you want to hear about foster care or about Caroline’s book.

Nicki_King ,

Very skewed

Ask why the child was taken from his birth family in the first place. Many Child Protection agencies will always look to kinship care first over foster care. There must have been a reason why. And of course they aren't going to tell the biological parents where he was if they had already taken off with him once.

Gk1209875 ,

Poor investigative podcast

Was really looking forward to listening to this podcast. Unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. The journalist speaks too much, almost putting words into the interviewees mouths. Repeats herself. Speaks like a meditation coach putting listeners to sleep. And finally, reveals no new information- did not feel like an investigative piece. The length of interviews felt like padding out for the sake of making a longer podcast. Disappointing! Listen to The Night Driver for a quality investigative podcast. Who is the older plump lady driving the land cruiser???? Investigate that please.

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