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Australia on Trial

3 x 1 hour
Drama Documentary
December Films/ABC TV Australia

Australia on Trial is a three-part docudrama that will be screened on ABC TV in April 2012. Each episode tells the story of a famous Australian court case, drawing directly on historical documents to show that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. All three epic trials changed the course of Australian history.

Episode 3 of Australia on Trial - Massacre at Myall Creek was edited by Wayne Hyett at City Post


Episode 1: The Mount Rennie Outrage
The dramatic story of the men charged with the Mt Rennie Outrage, the brutal gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in 1880s Sydney.


Episode 2: The Eureka 13
Re-enacting the drama surrounding the court case that followed Australia’s most notorious rebellion – the 1854 Eureka Stockade at Ballarat in Melbourne.

Episode 3: Massacre at Myall Creek
Depicting the court case following one of Australia’s most tragic events – the 1838 Myall Creek Massacre that saw up to 30 Aboriginal Australians murdered by a group of stockmen.