Black Death is an ABC Four Corners investigation into the deaths of John Pat and three other Aboriginal men in police custody in Western Australia.
The program helped crystallise the growing unease about black deaths in custody and precipitated the setting up of a Royal Commission that investigated more than 100 Aboriginal deaths in custody throughout Australia.
At the time of the broadcast Western Australian police rejected the documentary, claiming it was "biased, unfair and untrue reporting" and banned ABC reporters from their briefings. 
- David Marr - Reporter
Andrew Olle - Presenter
- Release dates
- September 1985 - Australia
- 1986 Walkley Award: Best TV Current Affairs Report
- PG - Parental guidance
- Nick Wood
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