12 episodes

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

William Tyrrell - Nowhere Child The Australian

    • True Crime
    • 3.5 • 117 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

    William Tyrrell update

    William Tyrrell update

    There has been a significant update in the case of missing toddler, William Tyrrell. NSW Police are focusing on a person of interest who had previously been ruled out by detectives and they are searching three separate locations on the Kendall property where William was last seen in 2014. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min
    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...

    • 22 min
    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....

    • 46 min
    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...

    • 43 min
    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 ...

    • 41 min
    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 ...

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

bonniewoods ,

Not The Australian’s usual standard

Having listened to The Teacher’s Pet, Who the hell is Hamish and Bowraville, I was expecting something more. Presenting skills not up to scratch here - sad and monotonous tone - combined with long winded writing this detracts from what is a really interesting story.

Badgers Drift ,

Well told story

Gripped by this podcast. Sympathetically told, A tragic story

light sleeper ,

Not the same standard as other The Australian podcasts

I downloaded because I’d been so impressed by ‘Teachers Pet’ and ‘Who The Hell is Hammish’.

I’m only at episode one but am really struggling with this production. The journalistic standard is poor as is the interviewing and the presentation style. One of the interviews literally makes you cringe at the lack of depth of the questions and the way that the interviewee is clearly not really responding to the journalist. The obvious questions are not asked and there’s no explanation as to why those questions are not being asked.

Then there’s unfortunate slightly droning awkwardly paced forced style of delivery and worst of all, the awful background music which makes it feel overly dramatic. It’s presumably there to try and help the dull delivery but it grates and fights the story rather than enhancing. It only looses the story it’s credibility.

I’m not sure I can take listening anymore. It’s a shame as it completely dents the reputation of podcasts by The Australian.

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