Email By Cate Grant and Phoebe Hosier Updated December 12, 2019 16:58:05 Photo: The exact age of the petroglyphs is unknown, but they are thousands of years old. (Supplied: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery) Related Story: On an island at the bottom of the world, something has been taken Map: Launceston 7250 Sacred Tasmanian Aboriginal rock carvings taken by the state's museum more than 50 years ago will be returned. Key PointsThe ancient petroglyphs were carved in stone by Tasmanian Aboriginal people on the west coastSome were removed by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in the 1960s to displayThe museum's board has agreed to return them to the Aboriginal community The petroglyphs from preminghana, on Tasmania's north-west coast, were taken into the collection of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) in the 1960s.Workers with hacksaws cut out the carvings from the rockface, which were put on display at TMAG. The art of stealingHidden on Tasmania's rugged … [Read more...] about Sacred Aboriginal petroglyphs to be returned by Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery
Email By Phoebe Hosier Posted December 13, 2019 12:11:15 Photo: Sue Neill-Fraser was convicted of the murder of her partner Bob Chappell. (AAP/Supplied) Related Story: Neill-Fraser murder appeal launched with 'fresh, compelling' new evidence Related Story: Cheers as convicted murderer Sue Neill-Fraser wins right to appeal Map: Hobart 7000 A new appeal hearing for convicted murderer Sue Blythe Neill-Fraser could be delayed by a further two months due to the unavailability of her legal team, a Tasmanian court has heard. Key points:Sue Neill-Fraser is appealing her conviction for the 2009 murder of her husbandThe appeal was originally set down for March, but a court has been told her lawyer will be unavailable until MayAn unedited 60 Minutes interview with a key appeal witness has also been provided to the court The 65-year-old is serving a 23-year jail term after a jury found her guilty of murdering her partner Bob Chappell.Mr Chappell disappeared from his yacht on … [Read more...] about Sue Neill-Fraser faces two-month delay for appeal hearing over Bob Chappell murder conviction
Email By Alexandra Humphries Updated March 21, 2019 19:45:20 Video: Susan Neill-Fraser's daughter speaks after winning right to appeal murder conviction (ABC News) Related Story: What happens next in the Sue Neill-Fraser case? Map: Hobart 7000 Hobart woman Susan Neill-Fraser has won her application for an appeal against her murder conviction. Key points:Neill-Fraser was convicted in 2010 for the 2009 murder of her partner Bob ChappellToday's decision means the case will now go to the Court of Criminal AppealIf that court upholds the appeal, Neill-Fraser could be retried Neill-Fraser, 65, who was found guilty of the 2009 murder of her partner Bob Chappell, succeeded in her bid to convince a judge her legal defence had "fresh and compelling" evidence which should be heard.Today, Justice Michael Brett detailed his reasons to a packed courtroom for almost an hour before revealing that Neill-Fraser would be granted leave to appeal her murder conviction, pointing to … [Read more...] about Sue Neill-Fraser wins right to appeal conviction for murder of partner Bob Chappell
Email By Edith Bevin Updated March 21, 2019 19:06:39 Photo: Sue Neill-Fraser will today learn whether her bid for an appeal has been successful. (Supplied) Related Story: Law changes could allow murderer Sue Neill-Fraser further appeals Related Story: Convicted killer Sue Neill-Fraser gets fresh chance at freedom Related Story: Neill-Fraser's family confident 'strong' new evidence will overturn murder conviction Related Story: Susan Neill-Fraser, the killing of Bob Chappell and the campaign to 'free Sue' Related Story: Witness in long-running murder case accused of fabricating 'compelling' statement Map: Launceston 7250 Hobart grandmother Sue Neill-Fraser has won the right to appeal her conviction for the 2009 murder of her partner Bob Chappell. Key points:Susan Neill-Fraser is serving a 23-year prison sentence for the murder of her husband Bob ChappellThe 65-year old has always denied committing the crimeHer legal team has successfully convinced a judge there is … [Read more...] about Sue Neill-Fraser’s bid to appeal her murder conviction has been successful — what happens next?
Email By Kate Higgins Updated December 14, 2019 11:43:47 Photo: While the mainland faces a scorcher of a week, Tasmania's forecast is not as severe. (Bureau Of Meteorology: Krissy Logan) Related Story: Australia is facing its hottest day on record as heatwave baking Perth travels east Related Story: A climatic phenomenon of near-record intensity is fuelling two extremes an entire ocean apart Map: TAS Australia will be sweltering next week, but the same wind system that could push mainland states into record territory will have an entirely different effect on Tasmania.Perth is enduring an unprecedented heatwave, and as that hot air makes its way east, temperatures across the country are expected to soar.One Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) scientist suggested Australia's highest ever recorded temperature — 50.7 degrees Celsius, recorded at Oodnadatta in South Australia — could be topped.But while mainland residents jostle for shade and make excuses to visit their … [Read more...] about Australia will be sweltering next week, but Tasmania will be spared (mostly)