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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

Nowhere Child The Australian

    • True Crime
    • 3.8, 131 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

    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 is ongoing, with hearings due to resume in March with a result probable in the middle of the year. In the meantime Caroline Overington has finished a book on William's disappearance. Here she reads the first chapter to give a sense of the book and a later chapter to give you an idea of the kinds of things police did to try and find him.
     
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    • 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.

     
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    • 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 the stings.

     
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    • 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 sex offenders and pedophiles. But are they any closer to finding William?

     
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    • 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 William’s case.

     
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    • 40 min
    Risks and Rewards

    Risks and Rewards

    The NSW government approved a record $1 million reward for the return of William. We take you inside the public relations campaign designed to keep pressure on police and the government.

     
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

Jazz88105 ,

Missing

Am I the only one who thinks he never left the house alive ? He is supposed to be outside playing supposedly the foster Mom checked him within minutes & he was gone but she heard nothing no cars no one running away just doesn’t make sense

Piranha1616ri ,

Good job

Please keep doing podcasts on these types of cases. Thank you

x_cat_x ,

Please choose a different photo

The photo that is used of this child is almost frightening - maybe go with one of him smiling?

Kind of slow and boring. The investigator is so focused on secrecy and they really should be understanding that the state wants privacy for these kids, the carers and their biological families. What does it matter that the child is in foster care? It doesn’t.

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