Case 44

Peter Falconio

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The desert roads of the Northern Territory are as long as they are desolate. If you stand still, your own heartbeat is the loudest sound you’ll hear.

The thrill of the open road and the sheer expanse of the hot desert is an exciting drawcard for many, but for those used to big cities, busy beaches or in this case, the relentless rain and dark clouded skies of England, driving from Adelaide to Darwin was the thrill of a lifetime, and unlike anything they had experienced before.

But it would soon turn into a nightmare…

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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 written by Anna Priestland

 

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

 

DOCUMENTS:

Education Journal
The Queen v Murdoch 2005 NTSC 80 (15 December 2005)
The Queen v Murdoch 2005 NTSC 79 (15 December 2005)
The Queen v Murdoch 2005 NTSC 78 (15 December 2005)
The Queen v Murdoch 2005 NTSC 77 (15 December 2005)

 

BOOKS:

“And then the Darkness” by Sue Williams – the disappearance of Peter Falconio and the trials of Joanne Lees
“The killer within: Inside the world of Bradley Murdoch” – by Paul Toohey
Catching Bradley Murdoch: tweezers, pitchforks and the use of DNA sampling – by Jeremy Gans (2007)

 

ARTICLES:

Joanne Lees regrets affair

 

VIDEOS:

Joanne Lees interview 2002

Whilst not a source for this episode, the Australian Film ‘Wolf Creek’ was loosely based around/inspired by this case. For those who are game to watch

‘Crimes that shook Australia’ documentary 

 

AUDIO:

Colleen Gwynne’s account of the case. Audio

Joanne Lees interview 2002

 

TIMELINES:

Timeline: Peter Falconio murder

Peter Falconio Disappearance 

 

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The desert roads of the Northern Territory are as long as they are desolate. If you stand still, your own heartbeat is the loudest sound you’ll hear.

The thrill of the open road and the sheer expanse of the hot desert is an exciting drawcard for many, but for those used to big cities, busy beaches or in this case, the relentless rain and dark clouded skies of England, driving from Adelaide to Darwin was the thrill of a lifetime, and unlike anything they had experienced before.

But it would soon turn into a nightmare…

______

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 written by Anna Priestland

 

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

 

DOCUMENTS:

Education Journal
The Queen v Murdoch 2005 NTSC 80 (15 December 2005)
The Queen v Murdoch 2005 NTSC 79 (15 December 2005)
The Queen v Murdoch 2005 NTSC 78 (15 December 2005)
The Queen v Murdoch 2005 NTSC 77 (15 December 2005)

 

BOOKS:

“And then the Darkness” by Sue Williams – the disappearance of Peter Falconio and the trials of Joanne Lees
“The killer within: Inside the world of Bradley Murdoch” – by Paul Toohey
Catching Bradley Murdoch: tweezers, pitchforks and the use of DNA sampling – by Jeremy Gans (2007)

 

ARTICLES:

Joanne Lees regrets affair

 

VIDEOS:

Joanne Lees interview 2002

Whilst not a source for this episode, the Australian Film ‘Wolf Creek’ was loosely based around/inspired by this case. For those who are game to watch

‘Crimes that shook Australia’ documentary 

 

AUDIO:

Colleen Gwynne’s account of the case. Audio

Joanne Lees interview 2002

 

TIMELINES:

Timeline: Peter Falconio murder

Peter Falconio Disappearance 

 

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