Grace's Place: The Legacy of Anita Cobby

The night of February 2nd 1986 was when 26 year old Sydney nurse Anita Cobby was savagely murdered by a group of strangers. It has since been marked a turning point for Australian culture.

Today's conversation is with Anita's sister, Kathryn Szyszka. It's all about legacy - Anita's legacy, and the legacy of their parents, Grace and Garry Lynch.

A new facility has finally opened in Sydney to provide healing and restoration for children affected by violent crime.

It's called Grace's Place, and has been made in honour of Grace Lynch. Kathryn is now the carrier of the flame for her family who've created an amazing legacy in Anita's name.

More information on Grace's Place can be found here:

Further reading material:

Someone Else's Daughter:

Remembering Anita Cobby:

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

Lifeline on 13 11 14

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

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Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram  

Guests: Kathryn Szyszka.

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Recorded at Stupid Old Studios


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