The Gatton Murders

The Gatton Murders

By Unresolved Productions

"I thought they were sleeping in the sun. After I got a bit closer I saw the clothing of the girls was disarranged, and then I could see the ants crawling all over them..."

On the evening of 26 December 1898 (Boxing Day) a trio of siblings departed their farmhouse in rural Queensland, headed for a dance nearby in the small town of Gatton.

The following morning, their brother-in-law headed out on a horse to find them or the cart they had borrowed. He eventually found tracks from the cart, which ventured in and out of a nearby paddock for hundreds of yards. After minutes of searching, he caught a glimpse of what looked like piles of clothing lying perfectly still beneath the hot summer sun...

Episode written & researched by Maggie Coomer

Episode hosted & produced by Micheal Whelan

Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music

Theme music created and composed by Ailsa Traves

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