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December 15, 2014. A gunman took 18 hostages in the heart of Sydney.

17 hours later, the terrorist would be shot dead, 2 innocent hostages would be killed and Australia’s iconic city would be stained forever.

Louisa Hope and her Mum walked into the cafe that morning and left just after 2am the next day, wheeled out on ambulance beds after being shot in the crossfire.

This is Louisa's story of the moment that changed Australia forever - The Sydney Siege 

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December 15, 2014. A gunman took 18 hostages in the heart of Sydney.

17 hours later, the terrorist would be shot dead, 2 innocent hostages would be killed and Australia’s iconic city would be stained forever.

Louisa Hope and her Mum walked into the cafe that morning and left just after 2am the next day, wheeled out on ambulance beds after being shot in the crossfire.

This is Louisa's story of the moment that changed Australia forever - The Sydney Siege 

Cover image - AAP

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    Sliding doors

    Sliding doors

    Content warning
    This episode contains audio of people who have passed, listener discretion is advised.

    The moment that everyone inside the café learns that they have been taken hostage by a terrorist.
    Louisa talks about her sliding doors moment that meant that morning her and her Mum may not have ever been in the café.
    This is the first 3 hours inside the Lindt café from Louisa’s perspective

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Red Flags

    Red Flags

    From 1996 when Man Monis arrived in Australia there were 'red flags' everywhere. 

    He was being watched by police, had numerous charges against him, he was wanted in his country of birth and from the moment he stepped into Australia it was clear that we should have seen the signs. 

    In this first episode hear the shocking detail and meet Louisa Hope who is a survivor, a terrorist hostage survivor. 

    • 51 min
    Introducing The Sydney Siege

    Introducing The Sydney Siege

    A new podcast launching October 5th 2021.

    December 15, 2014. 

    A gunman took 18 hostages in the heart of Sydney.

    17 hours later, the terrorist would be shot dead, 2 innocent hostages would be killed and a Australia’s iconic city would be stained forever.

    Louisa Hope and her mum walked into the cafe that morning and left just after 2am the next day, wheeled out on ambulance beds after being shot in the crossfire.

    This is Louisa story of the moment that changed Australia forever - The Sydney Siege 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Blackunovic ,

Brilliant!

This has been a great listen so far, I’ve subscribed because I want to hear more!

johnny_vri ,

Such sad memories

I remember being away on holidays when this happened in my home town.
A very well told podcast, Louisa is very courageous.

Anna-lee 87 ,

Great!

This podcast is so gripping, really well done

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