E82: Malcom Johnn Naden

This week Beth and Wendy discuss Malcolm Johnn Naden, an indigenous Australian man who killed two women, members of his own family, Lateesha Nolan and Kristy Scholes in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. After his crimes, he hid out in the bush for seven years before he was finally caught.

We dive into the setting (11:21), the killers early life (32:32) and the timeline.  

As usual we close out the show with some shout outs, crime news, and of course, some tips on how not to get murdered. 

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Pymble Ladies’ College; Conde Library. (06/14/2013). R v Naden [2013] NSWSC 759. https://pymblelc.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=47146385

Bibby, Paul. (05/03/13). Naden reveals ‘no real reason’ behind murders. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 06/04/2020 from https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/naden-reveals-no-real-reason-behind-murders-20130502-2ivt7.html

Bibby, Paul. (06/14/13). ‘Thank you, your honour’: Naden gets his wish for life in jail. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 06/04/2020 from https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/thank-you-your-honour-naden-gets-his-wish-for-life-in-jail-20130614-2o8cu.html

Gibbs, Stephen. (07/23/17). EXCLUSIVE: Stealing bananas from elephants, raiding rubbish bins and even gutting a GIANT TORTOISE to eat: How Australia’s most wanted murderer survived for months in a ZOO while evading police. The Daily Mail. Retrieved 06/04/2020 from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4709218/Malcolm-Naden-ate-tortoise-hiding-Dubbo-zoo.html

Rule, Andrew. (01/20/12). Malcolm Naden: Weird loner or deviant killer? Adelaide Now. Retrieved 06/04/2020 from https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/weird-loner-or-fugitive-killer/news-story/52dbffdd1b9c1be97e4b7d320e0bd0f5?sv=1f4e7b8aaec2c1647477b9484603741e

Byrnes, Holly. (09/08/2013). Secret Photos of Wildman Killer. The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 06/05/2020 from https://www.pressreader.com/australia/the-sunday-telegraph-sydney/20130908/282973922709283

Davies, Lisa. (07/12/2013). VIDEO, PICS: Policeman says Naden case was personal. The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 06/05/2020 from https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/1635127/video-pics-policeman-says-naden-case-was-personal/

The Daily Liberal. (05/03/13). FANTASISED ABOUT MURDER: Psychiatrist tells hearing Naden would ‘kill again’. Retrieved 06/05/2020 from https://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/1474351/fantasised-about-murder-psychiatrist-tells-hearing-naden-would-kill-again/

Vollmer, Tim. (12/30/2011). Living in fear of Malcolm Naden. The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 06/05/2020 from https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/living-in-fear-of-malcolm-naden/news-story/6b2506bd9d6e7eefc41c3f635d8d5636?sv=49a7ff1e77a82ae7485db6eb7492e0a7

Walker, Ben. (12/30/2016). DNA tests confirm bones found belong to Lateesha Nolan. The Daily Liberal. Retrieved 06/05/2020 from https://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/4380749/it-was-lateesha/

Grewal, Jessica. (04/24/2013). Families of Naden’s alleged murder victims speak in court. NewsMail. Retrieved 06/06/2020 from https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/families-nadens-alleged-murder-victims-speak-court/1842647/

Gleeson, Ashleigh. (07/11/2017). Lateesha Nolan’s family finally lay her to rest 12 years after she was murdered by fugitive Malcolm Naden. The Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved 06/05/2020 from https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/national/lateesha-nolans-family-finally-lay-her-to-rest-12-years-after-she-was-murdered-by-fugitive-malcolm-naden/news-story/86a67fb6f2afb9468401d5862f6b519f

Frost, Carleen. (03/02/2017). Malcolm Naden: Lateesha Nolan’s children speak for first time about mother’s murder. The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 06/05/2020 from https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/national/malcolm-naden-lateesha-nolans-children-speak-for-first-time-about-mothers-murder/news-story/91dbaeca7040f26330204db482619840

Burke, Liz. (02/27/2017). Victim’s furious father calls for Nine to cancel A Current Affair’s Malcolm Naden story. The Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved 06/05/2020 from https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/victims-furious-father-calls-for-nine-to-cancel-a-current-affairs-malcolm-naden-story/news-story/2fa9848f81689fc7d0f6843524fbc96f

Margan, Max. (02/27/2017). ‘I robbed her of life but her beauty remained intact’: Chilling letters written by Malcolm Naden reveal how he brutally murdered his cousin before hiding in the bush for seven years. The Daily Mail. Retrieved 06/05/2020 from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4264000/Malcolm-Naden-reveals-brutally-murdered-cousin.html

News Corp Australia Network. (08/03/2019). How hero police dog Chuck caught Australia’s most wanted Malcolm Naden. Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved 05/29/2020 from https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/bookextracts/how-hero-police-dog-chuck-caught-australias-most-wanted-malcolm-naden/news-story/be13d3cba98a9cea520acf7953968992

Fairfax Media. (04/14/2014). Family taking revenge for Lateesha: Malcolm Naden beaten in prison by cousin. Central Western Daily.  Retrieved 06/07/2020 from https://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/2217334/family-taking-revenge-for-lateesha-malcolm-naden-beaten-in-prison-by-cousin/


Abernethy, Mark. (07/25/2017). The Contractor. Macmillan Publishers Aus.


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MALCOLM NADEN: Australia’s Most Hunted

A Current Affair, Malcolm Naden Confessions


Solonec, Tammy. (08/09/2015). Why saying ‘Aborigine’ isn’t OK: 8 facts about Indigenous people in Australia. Amnesty International. Retrieved 05/30/2020 from https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2015/08/why-saying-aborigine-isnt-ok-8-facts-about-indigenous-people-in-australia/

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Wikipedia contributors. (11/18/2019). Freedom Ride (Australia). Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 06/08/2020 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Freedom_Ride_(Australia)&oldid=926772351

How Not to Get Murdered

Hawkins, Tracey. (05/28/2013). Put Your Gut in Your Safety Toolbox. National Association of Realtors. Retrieved 06/08/2020 from https://www.nar.realtor/safety/put-your-gut-in-your-safety-toolbox

Shout Outs

Rabbit Proof Fence


Bruh Issa Murder


“Abyss” by Alasen: ●https://soundcloud.com/alasenhttps://twitter.com/icemantraphttps://instagram.com/icemanbass/https://soundcloud.com/therealfrozenguy
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“Starz” by Yung Kartz https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Yung_Kartz
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

“Start As You Mean To Go On” by Daniel Birch https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

“Furious Freak” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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