Morbidology the Podcast – 132: Jai, Tyler & Bailey Farquharson

Podcast released on: 27th December 2021

It was September of 2005 when a man came running up the dam beside the Princes Highway in Victoria, Australia. He was soaking wet and had the look of fear frozen on his face. The man managed to flag down a passing vehicle. He exclaimed that he had crashed his car into the dam and…

It was September of 2005 when a man came running up the dam beside the Princes Highway in Victoria, Australia. He was soaking wet and had the look of fear frozen on his face. The man managed to flag down a passing vehicle. He exclaimed that he had crashed his car into the dam and it had sunk to the bottom of the dark and icy waters. He then added that his three children were still inside the car…


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Audio sources:

“Life Given to Killer”


MX, 5 September, 2005 – “Children Tried to Escape”

The Age, 6 September, 2005 – “Tributes for Three Brothers Drowned in Dam”

The Daily Telegraph, 6 September, 2005 – “Their Father Was Not Drunk, He Was Not Speeding”

Geelong Advertiser, 6 September, 2005 – “A Small Town’s Big Heart Torn to Pieces”

Geelong Advertiser, 6 September, 2005 – “Flowers Brighten Stream of Grief”

Geelong Advertiser, 6 September, 2005 – ‘“I Have a Cough Fit,’ Dad Tells’”

Herald Sun, 6 September, 2005 – “Anguish as Town Mourns Treasured Kids”

The Advertiser, 7 September, 2005 – “Father Quizzed on Deaths of Brothers”

The Age, 7 September, 2005 – “Police Interview Dead Boy’s Father”

Geelong Advertiser, 7 September, 2005 – “’Robbie’s Life is Taken Away, Too’”

The Advertiser, 8 September, 2005 – “Deaths Not Dad’s Fault”

The Daily Telegraph, 8 September, 2005 – “’Nobody’s Pointing the Finger at Rob’”

The Echo, 8 September, 2005 – “Father’s Day Tragedy Unites a Town in Grief”

Geelong Advertiser, 8 September, 2005 – “Police Expect to Quiz Drowned Kids’ Dad Again”

Geelong Advertiser, 10 September, 2005 – “A Town Rallies in Time of Tragedy”

Herald Sun, 11 September, 2005 – “Bomber Tribute to Boys”

Geelong News, 14 September, 2005 – “Goodbye my Precious Angels”

Geelong Advertiser, 17 November, 2005 – “Pupils Plan Memorial to Brothers”

Geelong Advertiser, 19 November, 2005 – “Boys’ Dad Breaks Silence”

The Age, 15 September, 2005 – “Fond Memories as a Town Farewells Three Brothers”

The Australian, 15 September, 2005 – “Parents Reunited to Farewell their Little Boys Lost”

The Echo, 15 September, 2005 – “Tears for Bailey, Jai and Tyler” 

The Advertiser, 21 September, 2005 – “Drowned Boys’ Father Fails Lie Test”

Geelong Advertiser, 23 September, 2005 – “Highway Blocked as Police Drive by Dam”

Herald Sun, 25 October, 2005 – “Brothers’ Deaths Acted Out”

Agence France-Presse, 14 December, 2005 – “Father Charged with Murder of Three Sons in Father’s Day ‘Accident’”

UPI, 14 December, 2005 – “Man Charged in Death of Three Sons”

The Age, 15 December, 2005 – “Dumfounded Dad to Fight Murder Charges”

The Age, 31 December, 2005 – “Man Charged with Murder of His Three Sons Freed on Bail”

The Daily Telegraph, 31 December, 2005 – “Father Accused of Murdering Sons Released”

Herald Sun, 31 December, 2005 – “Prosecutor Reveals Witness Claim: ‘Boys Killed Out of Spite’”

MX, 14 August, 2006 – “It Wasn’t Murder, Says Mum”

The Advertiser, 15 August, 2006 – “Drowning Tragedy”

The Age, 15 August, 2006 – “Father ‘Planned Children’s Murder’”

Geelong Advertiser, 15 August, 2006 – “Witness Thought Dad Was Crazy”

The Age, 16 August, 2006 – “Father Calm at Sons’ Death Scene”

The Age, 17 August, 2006 – “Accused Said he Would Kill Sons in Revenge”

Deutsche Press-Agentur, 17 August, 2006 – “Triple Murder Case Enthrals Australians”

Geelong Advertiser, 4 September, 2006 – “Mother’s Grief Endures”

MX, 21 August, 2006 – “Accused ‘Wicked, Callous’”

The Age, 22 August, 2007 – “I Just Killed the Kids”

MX, 23 August, 2007 – “Dad Refused to Call 000”

The Age, 24 August, 24 August, 2007 – “Boys’ Father Refused to Call for Help”

The Australian, 24 August, 2007 – “Mum’s Torment at Dam Where Son’s Died”

The Courier Mail, 25 August, 2007 – “Did I Do the Right Thing?”

Geelong Advertiser, 28 August, 2007 – “Farquharson Murder Trial”

MX, 3 September, 2007 – “Court Hears Mum’s Story”

The Advertiser, 4 September, 2007 – “Breakup Distressed Drowned Boys Father”

The Courier Mail, 4 September, 2007 – “Drowned Boys’ Dad Was Angry”

NT News, 4 September, 2007 – “Too Cold to Rescue Boys”

NT News, 5 September, 2007 – “Boys Drowned in Car”

The Age, 6 September, 2007 – “Crash Father ‘Had Earlier Cough Spell’”

The Canberra Times, 6 September, 2007 – “Alleged Killer Didn’t Take His Medication”

The Age, 7 September, 2007 – “Father: Just a Nightmare”

The Advertiser, 11 September, 2007 – “Three Dead Children in a Dam”

The Advertiser, 12 September, 2007 – “Wife Denies Hearing of Murder Plan”

The Australian, 13 September, 2007 – “Father’s Claim of Blackout Disputed”

Geelong Advertiser, 15 September, 2007 – “Court Hears Farquharson’s Police Interviews”

The Advertiser, 18 September, 2007 – “Death Car Not Out of Control”

The Advertiser, 21 September, 2007 – “Supper for Dad’s Claim of Blackout”

The Age, 25 September, 2007 – “Dam Boys May Have Had Air Pocket”

Geelong Advertiser, 25 September, 2007 – “Call for Guilty Verdict in Dam Deaths”

The Age, 27 September, 2007 – “Death of Three Sons a Tragic Accident”

The Age, 6 October, 2007 – “Cries of Shock, a Mother Faints”

Geelong Advertiser, 27 October, 2007 – “Triple Murderer Maintains he is Innocent”

Geelong Advertiser, 27 October, 2007 – “Farquharson Looked Out For Kids”

The Age, 17 November 2007 – “Farquharson Jailed for Life”

The Advertiser, 15 May, 2009 – “Father’s Day Killer Told to Pay”

The Age, 2 June, 2009 – “Farquharson Appeal Lawyer Queries Tainted Witness”

Geelong Advertiser, 25 June, 2009 – “Ex-Wife’s Plea to Triple Murder Dam Dad”

The  Age, 6 May, 2010 – “Driver Not Coughing Moments Before Going into Dam”

The Age, 11 May, 2010 – “I Hate Him for What He’s Done to My Life”

The Age, 12 May, 2010 – “Mother Changed Story on Dam Deaths”

Herald Sun, 18 May, 2010 – “Witness: Forgive Me”

Geelong Advertiser, 22 June, 2010 – “Dad Quizzed Why Car Was Turned Off”

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