Come along for a preview of this original podcast supported by 2SER 107.3 and The City of Sydney. The three-part series is a collaboration between Ellen Leabeater, Miles Martignoni and Frances Morgan.
Mike Williams (ABC RN’s The Real Thing) will be launching The Folded Lie and sharing some words about why Australian stories like this matter.
The Folded Lie takes you back to a killing that happened during one of Australia’s largest industrial conflicts – the NSW Workers’ Strike of 1917. At the the very peak of the conflict, strikebreaker Reginald Wearne killed striker Mervyn Flanagan.
Through interviews with descendants on both sides, and drawing on 10 years of research, The Folded Lie seeks to uncover what happened 100 years ago. It explores legal proceedings that followed – where Reginald Wearne was cleared of all charges while Mervyn Flanagan's brother and friend were sentenced to three months in jail.
Over three episodes, the power play in history and memory – and the truth that stands between them – comes to life. This is a story about who gets to remember, who gets to tell the story of what gets remembered and why.
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