From 2007-2010 the Adelaide press ran more than 150 articles on a supposed Aboriginal gang - dubbed the “Gang of 49” - terrorising Adelaide with hundreds of crimes including ram raids, robberies and high speed chases. The gang was said to be violent, dangerous and was described by then Attorney-General Michael Atkins as “pure evil”. But as we searched we began hearing rumours there was no gang at all.

This story was nominated for a Walkley Award for Coverage of Indigenous Affairs in 2010.
walkleys.com/2010-walkley-finalists-all-media

Seg Producer: Ali Russell & Kirk Docker
Director/DOP: Ali Russell
Editor: Andrew Glover
Broadcast: ABC1 2010
Produced by: ABC TV and Zapruder's Other Films

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