S1 E18: Childers
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What do Princess Anne, Karl Stefanovic and faulty smoke detectors have in common?... One of the worst blazes and mass killings in Australia’s history. In June 2000 the Childers Palace Backpackers Hostel was set a light by the nefarious Robert Long, tragically killing 15 backpackers in the blaze.

Tune in this week as Ollie unpacks the details of the incident, victims, perpetrator and aftermath with, Childers. Hosted by the great journalist Paul Cochrane and composed, sound designed and audio produced by Zoltan Fecso, Childers answers questions like, what was it like for family members who lost loved ones? How was it living in the town at the time? How did it feel to have made it out alive? 

This multi episode podcast offers insight from multiple people involved and affected by this incident including survivors, family members, first responders, firefighters and members of the Childers community.

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