#1213 A Frightened Country

Where were you when the Cronulla Riots broke out? The answer to this question is something that most Sydneysiders can recall with ease. This week’s episode explores the Cronulla riots and the topic of Nationalism from the perspective of an ‘accidental passerby’ and and ‘accidental local’. Sometimes, things aren’t always as they seem.

What does Australia Day mean for you?
Produced by Lauren Carroll Harris
Interviews gathered by Lauren Carroll Harris, Carly Anne Kenneally & Jesse Cox

On January 26 this year we asked a simple question, ‘What does Australia Day mean for you?’

One Hot Day at Cronulla
Produced by Michelle Freeman
Original music by Michael Moebus

On a hot summer’s day in Dec 2005 a couple of friends stop-off for a swim a Cronulla beach, unaware they are about to step straight into the scene of one of our worst cases of race related violence

God’s Country
Produced by Lauren Carroll Harris
Music courtesy of Jai Pyne

Cronulla local Kath Lim was at high school when the riots broke out and it wasn’t until then that Kath really began to understand what being from ‘the Shire’ meant.

Presenter: Georgia Moodie
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox