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Janelle Patton

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Norfolk Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean, situated between Australia and New Zealand. A place of spectacular scenery and peaceful beauty. The total area of the Island is 34 kilometers squared. Or 13 miles squared.

With a population of around 2000 people, Norfolk Island is a tight-knit community with a unique and complex web of friendships and relationships.

It was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1774, and it was first used as a jail for the worst convicts from the Australian colony. The Island is a self-governing territory of Australia with its own laws, including strict customs and immigration regulations.

Tourists from all over the world flock to Norfolk Island for its unique history and its reputation for being a paradise.

It was considered a safe and friendly place. Somebody was always willing to give you a helping hand, and doors and windows were left unlocked at night. Violent crime almost didn’t exist. There hadn’t been a murder on Norfolk Island since 1893….

 

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

“The Fatal Flaw” – by Roger Maynard

 

ARTICLES:

Accused’s wife killed Norfolk Island woman: witness – The Age

Cracked: The Case of Janelle Patton – NBC News

New information in Norfolk Island murder case – Stuff

Police check new evidence in murder – The Sydney Morning Herald

The conviction of Glenn McNeill for murder of Janelle Patton is still controversial – Daily Telegraph

Janelle Patton killer Glenn McNeill is innocent, says juror. ‘We decided to slot him’ – The Australian

Man guilty of Norfolk Island murder – The Guardian

A Pacific murder mystery that won’t go away – The Independent

 

VIDEOS:

“A Killer Amongst Us – The Norfolk Island Murder” – Crime Investigation Australia

 

OTHER:

Networked Knowledge – Media Report

 

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Norfolk Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean, situated between Australia and New Zealand. A place of spectacular scenery and peaceful beauty. The total area of the Island is 34 kilometres squared. Or 13 miles squared.

With a population of around 2000 people, Norfolk Island is a tight-knit community with a unique and complex web of friendships and relationships.

It was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1774, and it was first used as a jail for the worst convicts from the Australian colony. The Island is a self-governing territory of Australia with its own laws, including strict customs and immigration regulations.

Tourists from all over the world flock to Norfolk Island for its unique history and its reputation for being a paradise.

It was considered a safe and friendly place. Somebody was always willing to give you a helping hand, and doors and windows were left unlocked at night. Violent crime almost didn’t exist. There hadn’t been a murder on Norfolk Island since 1893….

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

“The Fatal Flaw” – by Roger Maynard

 

ARTICLES:

Accused’s wife killed Norfolk Island woman: witness – The Age

Cracked: The Case of Janelle Patton – NBC News

New information in Norfolk Island murder case – Stuff

Police check new evidence in murder – The Sydney Morning Herald

The conviction of Glenn McNeill for murder of Janelle Patton is still controversial – Daily Telegraph

Janelle Patton killer Glenn McNeill is innocent, says juror. ‘We decided to slot him’ – The Australian

Man guilty of Norfolk Island murder – The Guardian

A Pacific murder mystery that won’t go away – The Independent

 

VIDEOS:

“A Killer Amongst Us – The Norfolk Island Murder” – Crime Investigation Australia

 

OTHER:

Networked Knowledge – Media Report

 

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