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The Bowraville Murders

Synopsis

Allan Clarke’s The Bowraville Murders is a feature documentary which investigates one of Australia’s worst unsolved serial murder cases.

In 1990-91 three kids disappeared from an Aboriginal Mission on the same street in Bowraville, a tiny country town in northern NSW: 16-year-old Colleen Walker-Craig, 4-year- old Evelyn Greenup, and 16-year-old Clinton Speedy-Duroux. Evelyn and Clinton’s remains were found off the same dirt road, as were the clothes Colleen was wearing on the day she disappeared.

There has always been one suspect – a local white labourer who was acquitted for two of the murders after a botched, racially biased police investigation; he’s a man the families desperately want retried.

For 30 years the families of the murdered children have fought an epic David-versus-Goliath battle for justice, taking them from a remote Aboriginal Mission all the way to the High Court of Australia.

As a result of their fight, Bowraville has become a rallying cry for Aboriginal people everywhere who demand equal treatment under the law – an open wound haunting Australia until justice is done.

Details

Release dates
29 August 2021 - World premiere screening at Majestic Cinemas, Nambucca Heads
2 September 2021 - Australia
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Korff, J 2021, The Bowraville Murders, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/movies/the-bowraville-murders>, retrieved 27 October 2021

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