AUSTRALIA ON TRIAL

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ABC1, Thurs­day, 8.30pm ★★★★ Any­one who be­lieves shock­ing crimes are a mod­ern phe­nom­e­non had bet­ter take a look at Australia on Trial. First up is the 1886 trial of a group of young men ac­cused of se­ri­ally rap­ing and pos­si­bly tor­tur­ing 16-year-old or­phan Mary Jane Hicks. The press has a field day. And the trial throws up a de­bate that res­onates to­day. CV

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