Childers Podcast – Episode 8: The Media Arrives

When Australia woke on the morning of June 23, 2000, it was to headlines of the tragedy unfolding in Childers. They were watching the vision shot by Channel 7 cameraman Mick Gray and hearing radio accounts from Wayne Heidrich who ran the local newspaper. They were the first pictures and reports that were seen and heard across the world. Their […]

Childers – Episode 7

Episode 7 of Childers – The Podcast is now available. It is the harrowing story of Julie O’Keeffe – as told by her brother David and his wife Deirdre. There are several ways you can listen to this episode. _____ Here it is in the PLAYER below: _____ _____ It is available on Apple Podcasts (aka iTunes) by CLICKING HERE […]

Episode 6 of Childers Podcast

Episode 6 of the Childers podcast is now available. It focuses on the community response to the fire on 23 June, 2000 – led by the town’s inspirational Mayor of the time – Bill Trevor. 20 years on, Childers continues to deal with the scars inflicted that night. However, with Bill at helm and Isis Shire Council CEO (and current […]

Childers – Episode 5

Episode 5 of Childers – The Podcast has been released. It features the remarkable story of New Zealander Tia Pou who narrowly escaped the fire. But Childers was only the start of her terrifying ordeal. You can hear Episode 5 with Tia on Apple Podcasts by CLICKING HERE You can also listen via the player below: If you’re looking for […]