The Road 6j - Deaths along the road


Known deaths and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls along the road [Australia]

We acknowledge that this is not a comprehensive record of all missing or murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2-spirit people. We have attempted to pull together information available in the public domain, but understand this cannot encompass unreported or under-reported deaths and disappearances.

1987: Cindy Smith (15 years), Bourke NSW

1987: Mona Smith (16 years), Bourke NSW

1998: Lois Roberts (38 years), last seen hitchhiking back home, body later found in Whian Whian Forrest, Lismore NSW

2003: Theresa Beatrice Binge, murdered – body found beneath concrete culvert, Goondiwindi QLD

2009: 48 year old woman, run over Stuart Park NT

2012:  Cheryl Ardler, last seen with partner at a bus stop, Cranebrook NSW

2013: 27 year old woman, found dead near Buntine Highway/Kalkarindji NT

2016: 34 year old woman, found dead in a car, Connie Sue Highway, WA

2017: Rebecca Hayward, Alice Springs NT (missing), last seen walking along Stuart Highway 


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