The Tall Man

By Chloe Hooper, read by Kerry Fox.

The story of a murder in the Australian paradise of Palm Island.

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01*20090126

By Chloe Hooper, read by Kerry Fox.

The story of a murder in the Australian paradise of Palm Island.One morning in 2004 in Palm Island, home to one of Australia's largest Aboriginal communities, Cameron Doomadgee swore at policeman Christopher Hurley.

Forty minutes later, he lay dead in a watch-house cell.

0220090127

Senior Sergeant Christopher Hurley had the reputation of being dedicated to the Aboriginal communities he served in.

But the tall, blue-eyed, charismatic police officer was the chief suspect in the death of Cameron Doomadgee.

03*20090128

The hidden history of pain and violence that dominates the aboriginal community of Palm Island.

How could the white police force maintain law and order amongst the alcohol-induced aggression and despair?

0420090129

The confusing legal processes baffle the community's attempts to understand how Cameron Doomadgee died of massive 'internal injuries'.

05 LAST20090130

By Chloe Hooper, read by Kerry Fox.

Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley stands trial for assault and manslaughter.

The public galleries in the courtroom divide neatly into those who are white and those who are black.

At Senior Sergeant Hurley's trial, the public galleries divide neatly into white and black

05 LAST20090130

Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley stands trial for assault and manslaughter.

The public galleries in the courtroom divide neatly into those who are white and those who are black.