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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.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 120 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 22 min
    02 | 'You Love That Type Of Stuff'

    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.

    • 28 min
    03 | Black and Blood

    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.

    • 21 min
    04 | Shine a Light

    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.

    • 37 min
    05 | The Boys vs Queensland

    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.

    • 38 min
    06 | Justice Or Just Us

    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.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

CjaysVines ,

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!

Lammiroo ,

Missed opportunity

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”.

Ethel H. ,

Solid reporting

Such a solid show and one that clearly cares. Really well done

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