Wednesday, March 8, 2023

202. Terror in the Bushland: Carolynne Watson and Julian Buchwald

 Four hours northwest of the central city of Melbourne, located in the southeast region of the continent, lies the vast and protected 1.6 million-acre Alpine National Park. Known as the adventure lovers' dream, the park's mountains make up part of what is known as the Great Dividing Range and offer stunning views of towering ridges, lush wildflower valleys, and majestic waterfalls. Plenty of camping, skiing, and hiking can be enjoyed if one is so inclined.

However excellent the travel brochure for the Australian Alps may sound, locals understand that the landscape can also be a nightmare for people who are not adequately prepared. Victoria is home to at least four venomous snakes and any number of bees, wasps, ticks, and spiders. So when a local farmer driving to town saw two half-naked, sunburnt people stumble on the road before him, he realized they must have been lost in the park and immediately stopped to help them.

The couple, seventeen-year-old Carolynne Watson and twenty-two-year-old Julian Buchwald were taken to Buchan police station. The story that unfolded was the stuff of nightmares, harrowing.

Join Cam and Jen as they discuss 'Terror in the Bushland: Carolynne Watson and Julian Buchwald.'

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Thank you to our team that helped make this episode possible:
Edward October for the Listener Discretion. Check out his YouTube Channel
Nico at We Talk of Dreams for editing and theme music.
Lauretta Allen for research and writing.


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