NITV takes an in-depth look into the current situation of the Bowraville Murders Inquiry in a special program hosted by NITV News' Malarndirri McCarthy. A decision will soon be made whether or not to reorder a trial about three Aboriginal girls who were murdered in Bowraville, northern NSW, in the early 1900s following a parliamentary enquiry earlier this year and years of investigation.
This outstanding documentary observes the profound effect on the community of Aurukun in north Queensland of political and bureaucratic decisions made in Brisbane and Canberra. Although specific to time and place, the film is timeless and universal in its observations of a conflict between an Indigenous minority and powerful governments.
Bob Randall is a member of the Yankunytjatjara people, and one of the listed traditional owners of Uluru. He was taken away from his mother. He remained at the reservation until he was 20, working at various jobs, including as a carpenter, stockman and crocodile hunter. He helped establish the Adelaide Community College, and lectured on Aboriginal cultures. He served as the Director of the Northern Australia Legal Aid Service, and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander centres at the Australian National University, University of Canberra and University of Wollongong. He was named 'Indigenous Person of the Year'.