The 1960 Crime That Shocked Then-Innocent Australia
Best-selling biographer and history author Peter FitzSimons has turned his attention to detailing the history of the Sydney Opera House - drama, scandals and even crimes. For this episode of Australian True Crime, Emily speaks to Peter about a crime linked with the Opera House and how it shocked the nation - the kidnapping and killing of Bondi schoolboy Graeme Thorne in 1960.
Peter’s book The Opera House is published by Hachette Australia.
Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram
Guest: Peter FitzSimons
Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
Archival audio used in this episode is from https://www.nfsa.gov.au/
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13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
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