Immediately after they escaped the burning Palace, a number of backpackers reported their suspicions about the fire and nominated Robert Long to police as the primary suspect.
Authorities then set about piecing together a case to prove it was deliberately lit. By establishing arson, they could pursue murder charges.
Episode 16 of Childers – The Full Story podcast examines exactly how police and fire investigators set about piecing that case together.
It is a fascinating insight into an investigation ahead of its time to ensure it would succeed when the matter went before a jury.
It is available now on your favourite podcast platform.
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