In this very special episode of Always Was, Always Will be our stories, I sit down with Gomeroi and Muruwari filmmaker and journalist, Allan Clarke to discuss his new project, 'The Bowraville Murders.'
This documentary investigates one of Australia’s worst unsolved murder cases that has been marred by systemic racism – the 1990-91 serial killings of three Aboriginal children, Evelyn, Colleen and Clinton. They were all taken from the same street in the rural town of Bowraville NSW, all killed within five months of each other and all of their remains found off the same dirt track.
For 30 years, the victims' families have fought a courageous battle for justice that is now being passed to the next generation.
In recent weeks, with the surge of the black lives matter movement and discussions of injustice faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our country today, many have come looking for ways to truly make a difference - as you will hear Allan say, truth telling about cases such as these is a vital first step. Which can also followed by financially supporting projects such as this.
The documentary team require a further $20k to make this production a reality, that will be broadcast on SBS in 2021, so if you are moved and haunted by this story, as we are, we ask that you donate any amount you can to the Bowraville Murders documentary crowdfunding campaign here: https://documentaryaustralia.com.au/project/the-bowraville-murders/
Thank you to Allan and the whole team behind the Bowraville Murders Documentary, for your dedication to truth telling and justice.
Our deepest condolences are with the families of these victims and we are hopeful that this will bring some peace and sense of justice.
To watch the trailer and read more, head to @bowravilledoco on social media.
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Always Was, Always Will Be Our Stories is Written, Hosted, Produced and Edited by Marlee Silva, on the unceded lands of the Dharrawal people. We pay our deepest respects to those people and their Elders past and present, whose connection to this place has remained unbroken for over 60 thousand years.
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Theme Music: 'Run' by Tristan Barton
Podcast Artwork: @wuruhi.auaha
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