A day after the Palace Backpackers Hostel had been burnt down, police identified a man suspected of lighting it.
A full scale man hunt was underway and had the Childers community and surrounding towns on edge.
They feared for their safety as the man dubbed Australia’s most wanted was on the loose for five days after the fire.
During a violent apprehension, it took the bravery of a hero police officer and his loyal dog to bring Robert Long into custody.
Episode 14 of Childers – The Full Story podcast unravels one of the most dramatic chapters in Australian history
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