Tragic incident or unfinished business? The 1993 death of Daniel Yock sparked a wildfire of anger fuelled by decades of bad blood between police and the Aboriginal community. Thin Black Line investigates the profound impact of a death in custody.
01 | The Dancer
Daniel Yock and his mates are sitting in Brisbane's Musgrave Park when they notice a police van. What happens next triggers a dramatic chain of events.
02 | 'You Love That Type Of Stuff'
Joseph Blair was the sole eyewitness as Daniel Yock lay dying in the back of a police van. Now, he breaks his silence about the moments leading up to Daniel's death.
NB: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that the following image depicts a person who has died.
03 | Black and Blood
Violence erupts as Brisbane's frustrated Murri community march on police headquarters.
And a controversial government watchdog is put in charge of investigating the arrest and death of Daniel Yock.
04 | Shine a Light
Tensions worsen when six police officers are accused of kidnapping three Aboriginal children and dumping them twelve kilometres away. We take a detour to look at the infamous 'Pinkenba Six' incident - and two of the boys speak publicly for the first time in 26 years.
05 | The Boys vs Queensland
The Criminal Justice Commission inquiry into the arrest and death of Daniel Yock begins — without a final autopsy report. But, from the outset, the inquiry seems to be divided into two camps — the police on one side, and the Brisbane Murri community on the other.
06 | Justice Or Just Us
Commissioner Wyvill delivers his report into the death of Daniel Yock and what he finds will confound Daniel's family and friends. Although the inquiry wraps up and the case is closed — it's not the end of the story.
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Amazing and horrifying. Thank you.
Beautiful. Heart breaking. Inspiring. Horrifying. Reality shattering. Essential listening for every Australian to recognise and acknowledge the reality of indigenous Australian. Thank you and all who contributed to this.
Amazing, heartfelt and real
Thank you brother Allan Clarke and to the family of budda Daniel for being brave enough to share this story. Beautiful made with respect! 5 stars!
Could have been the most impactful and important podcast in recent history. Instead they stretch the story out over 6 episodes making it hard to follow and dull. 3 short sharp hard hitting episodes would have had much more effect.
A few technical issues too. The background music often overpowers the speech making it hard to hear the interviews. The immense amount of reverb/echo added in for recreated quotes also makes it impossible to listen to on any type of multi speaker setup.
Brilliant and important story. Just feels like “they tried too hard”.