Whatever the Queensland Police and the Queensland Government say and do, the names and lives of Chris Hurley (The Tall Man) and Mulrunji (Cameron Doomadgee) are forever entwined in the death in custody of Mulrunji. Official proceedings and procedures can dodge, duck and weave, but the aroma arising from the dead body of Mulrunji will always attach to Chris Hurley. Memories, particularly aggrieved Aboriginal memories, are not erased by whitefella declarations of innocence nor official clearances to keep their friend, the policeman, out of prison.
Please take time to watch ‘The Tall Man’ screening on SBS - Sunday 17 April @ 8.30pm. It's a documentary that chronicles that surrounds events surrounding the death in custody in 2004 of Mulrunji Doomadgee at the Palm Island police station in Far North Queensland.