A Jumping Dog Productions Mint Pictures coproduction
The Bowraville Murders
The Bowraville Murders investigates one of Australia’s worst unsolved serial murder cases that was marred by racism from the start – the 1990-91 serial killings of three Aboriginal children, all from the same street in a rural town in NSW, all killed within five months of each other and all of their remains found off the same dirt track. There has always been only one suspect, a white man who was acquitted of two of the murders after a racially biased police investigation. For 29 years, the victim’s families have fought a courageous battle for justice that is now being passed to the next generation.
Over three years, we have followed the families’ emotional journey through the courts along with the dogged cop who reinvestigated the murders and an activist MP who led a Parliamentary inquiry. As a result of their fight, Bowraville has become a rallying cry for First Nation people everywhere who demand equal treatment under the law – an open wound that will haunt Australia until justice is done.
Directed by Allan Clarke, Producers Dan Goldberg and Stefan Moore, executive producers Adam Kay and Susan Lambert, co-producer Anna Cater
Commissioned as part of the SBS Australia Uncovered series
Funded by Screen Australia, Screen NSW