Nowhere Child



William Tyrrell was a three year old boy who disappeared from the village of Kendall, on the mid-north-coast of New South Wales. Key facts were kept from the public, from day one. A lot of what was reported, especially early on, was false. In the new podcast, Nowhere Child, The Australian's Caroline Overington delves into a case where notions of class and privilege; opportunity and poverty came crashing together, to create a nightmare for William Tyrrell. Music used in this podcast: Daniel Birch - Blue Lobster, Trees in the Wind, Marimba on the Loose Electric-tric - Sketch 9 Kai Engel - September, Smoldering Swelling - Night I


  • Missing William Tyrrell extract

    28/02/2020 Duración: 22min

    It's been five months since the Nowhere Child podcast finished, the former detective Gary Jubelin has been on trial in Sydney, we won't know the outcome until the magistrate comes back in April. The inquest into William's disappearance is ongoing, with hearings due to resume in March with a result probable in the middle of the year. In the meantime Caroline Overington has finished a book on William's disappearance. Here she reads the first chapter to give a sense of the book and a later chapter to give you an idea of the kinds of things police did to try and find him.   See for privacy information.

  • This is Not the End

    13/09/2019 Duración: 46min

    The truth about William Tyrrell will be revealed, and we will find out what happened to him. The truth will not be forever concealed.   See for privacy information.

  • Eyewitness

    06/09/2019 Duración: 43min

    What exactly have police been doing for the nearly five years William has been missing? We look at some of the scenarios and some of the stings.   See for privacy information.

  • The Usual Suspects

    30/08/2019 Duración: 41min

    With few leads to go on - no witnesses they yet know of, and no forensic evidence - police begin rounding up the usual suspects: local sex offenders and pedophiles. But are they any closer to finding William?   See for privacy information.

  • Secrets and Lies

    23/08/2019 Duración: 40min

    Australia is one of the worst democracies when it comes to press freedom. We look at the suppression, the secrets and the lies told in William’s case.   See for privacy information.

  • Risks and Rewards

    16/08/2019 Duración: 39min

    The NSW government approved a record $1 million reward for the return of William. We take you inside the public relations campaign designed to keep pressure on police and the government.   See for privacy information.

  • A Person of Interest

    09/08/2019 Duración: 37min

    What does it mean to be a "person of interest" in a major police investigation? In episode four of Nowhere Child, we follow police down the first lines of inquiry, as the search turns from the hunt for William to those who may have taken him.   See for privacy information.

  • Love and Loss

    02/08/2019 Duración: 41min

    William Tyrrell disappeared from outside a house near the state forest. How can we be sure that he didn't get lost, and that he's simply not found? In this week's episode, we examine the extensive land and water search for William; the failure of search teams to find a single trace of him; and the dawning realization that he may have been taken.   See for privacy information.

  • More than William

    26/07/2019 Duración: 44min

    William Tyrrell was a foster child, a fact kept from the public for more than two years after he went missing from the township of Kendall on the mid-north-coast of New South Wales on 12 September 2014. What else was being hidden from you? Listen now to Nowhere Child, episode two, More Than William, as we peel back layers of bureaucracy and deceit.   See for privacy information.

  • Missing William Tyrrell

    19/07/2019 Duración: 41min

    William Tyrrell was a three-year-old boy who disappeared from the township of Kendall on the mid-north-coast of New South Wales on 12 September 2014. William was in foster care when he went missing: his foster Mum has said he was there one minute, and gone the next. No trace of him has ever been found. The five-year investigation has torn the NSW homicide squad apart, with allegations of misconduct, mistakes, and miscalculations. We chose the title Nowhere Child: Missing William Tyrrell carefully. William is missing. He's also missed.   See for privacy information.

  • Trailer

    12/07/2019 Duración: 01min

    William Tyrrell is the little boy in the Spider-Man suit, missing since September 2014. Caroline Overington delves into the case.   See for privacy information.