The Deadwood Dick Murders — Part One

Deadwood Dick was the first pop culture superhero – 50 years before Batman — and he was the first such character to spark widespread moral condemnation as a "cause" of crime. In Australia from the 1890s, Deadwood Dick was blamed for everything, from truancy to... mass murder. In this two-part episode we look at the role Deadwood Dick did — and didn't —play in three horrific murder cases.


 

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