Crimes and Incidents
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This list is incomplete and in many cases drawn from external sources that may require verification and additional research and presentation work.
List and summary in chronological order
Coniston massacre, massacre by Constable William Murray and "Nugget" Morton who led a revenge party through the Coniston area following the murder of dingo-trapper Fred Brooks by Aborigines.
Blue Mud Bay Massacre
September – Blue Mud Bay Massacre – killing of a Japanese trepang crew in Caledon Bay.
Mounted Constable McColl murder
Murder of Japanese Pearl Fishermen
Murder of Japanese Pearl Fishermen by Nemarluk on the pearl lugger Ouida off Injin Beach near Port Keats.
Brown's Creek murder
During the war two Aboriginal women were beaten to death with shovels in an apparent tribal punishment near Brown's Creek near Daly River - Arrest by Constable Tim Turner, sentence of 5 years gaol by Judge Delts - refer 'Bandy's Boys' by June Collins p 70.
December - Sundown Murders - an NT woman, her daughter and her friend were murdered at Sundown Station just inside the SA border.
Baby in a parcel
April 26 - Baby in a parcel (unsolved case) - A 2 day old male baby with stocking around its neck was posted from Melbourne to a 'Mr Anderson' in Darwin.
Donald Tait arrested
Donald Tait arrested on the 19th of January for the importation of 270,000 Thai 'buddha sticks' then valued at $4 million dollars using a Aero Commander 680E west of Darwin after being intercepted by a C1-30 Hercules. Tait hid in bushland for 40 hours and was sentenced to 7 years prison. He was later arrested in Thailand for possession of heroin but the charges withdrawn in 1986.
Martin Leach murderer
June 23 - Martin Leach bound, gagged and stabbed Charmaine Ariet and bound, gagged, stabbed, raped and slit the throat of her cousin Janice Carnegie before burying their bodies in a gully.
Murder of Ioannis Fratzeskos
January 11 - Murder of construction work Ioannis Fratzeskos (unsolved case)
Murder of Peter Dean Robinson
Murder of Peter Dean Robinson by Daniel Heiss and Peter Kamm near Borroloola.
Murder of Sergeant Glen Huitson
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Sex worker murder
March – Darwin sex workers Phuangsri Kroksamrang, 58, and Somjai Insamnan, 27, were bound with cable ties and thrown alive into the Adelaide River near Darwin by Ben William McLean and Phu Ngoc Trinh. 
NT National Emergency Response
October 21 - NT National Emergency Response - Federal Government Intervention prompted by the plight of Aboriginal Children.
Murder of Nicholas Middis
June 13 - 8 year old Nicholas Middis was killed and his mother seriously injured in a deliberately lit fire at their Leanyer unit.
Abduction from a women's shelter
August - Woman abducted from women's shelter in Darwin by Joshua Walsh
NT Coronial Findings
Selected cases linked below to the documents