Reliving History: Richard Frankland on the job that changed his life

Welcome to Reliving History, a special series within Good Weekend Talks that revisits key moments in Australian history through the eyes of First Nations people, providing new perspectives on events that changed the country and unearthing stories that have long been hidden or forgotten.

In this episode, we go back to 1987, when Prime Minister Bob Hawke announced a royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody – an inquiry that would underpin the Aboriginal justice movement for decades to come.

We hear from playwright, author and songwriter Richard Frankland, who – at 25 – had the grim task of tracking down families to investigate the "horrific" deaths.

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