6 episodes

It was a real-life Wolf Creek. In 1978, three friends left Alice Springs on an adventure exploring the Australian outback. Weeks later, a man walking his dog stumbled across their bodies in a remote area of bushland in North Queensland. They’d been hunted down and shot, one of the victims dying as he clutched hold of a tree. Police brought in to investigate were badly injured in a helicopter crash and soon after, the investigation stalled. The Courier-Mail explores one of Australia’s most forgotten mysteries: The Spear Creek murders. The killer is still out there.

Spear Creek The Courier-Mail

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It was a real-life Wolf Creek. In 1978, three friends left Alice Springs on an adventure exploring the Australian outback. Weeks later, a man walking his dog stumbled across their bodies in a remote area of bushland in North Queensland. They’d been hunted down and shot, one of the victims dying as he clutched hold of a tree. Police brought in to investigate were badly injured in a helicopter crash and soon after, the investigation stalled. The Courier-Mail explores one of Australia’s most forgotten mysteries: The Spear Creek murders. The killer is still out there.

    Episode 5: The arrest

    Episode 5: The arrest

    A major breakthrough: A former unit commander from Australia's hardest supermax prison is charged with three counts of murder in conn...

    • 6 min
    Episode 4: Thieves and leads

    Episode 4: Thieves and leads

    Hear from the detective who recovered Tim Thomson's missing bike in the weeks following the discovery of the three friends' bodies. Who...

    • 26 min
    Episode 3: Crash landing

    Episode 3: Crash landing

    The investigation into the Spear Creek triple murder takes a hit when several investigators are injured in a helicopter crash while sur...

    • 23 min
    Episode 2: The Mystery Man

    Episode 2: The Mystery Man

    Karen Edwards, Tim Thomson and Gordon Twaddle set off on their motorbikes for their outback adventure, meeting other travellers along t...

    • 22 min
    Episode 1: Outback Adventures

    Episode 1: Outback Adventures

    In 1978, a couple walking their greyhounds through bushland near Mount Isa discovered the body of a man in a dry creek bed. They alerte...

    • 30 min
    Trailer: Spear Creek

    Trailer: Spear Creek

    In 1978, three friends set out on an Australian outback adventure. Weeks later, their bodies were found in a remote bushland after they...

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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My ears!!!

The story is excellent but the quality of the phone interviews is HORRID!! I can hardly listen to it.

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