Morbidology the Podcast – 49: Ebony Simpson

Podcast released on: 25th May 2020

Bargo is located just off the Hume Highway in the New South Wales southern highlands. It’s a sleepy little town known most for its interesting bushranging history. It’s also known as the gateway to Picton Lakes, the very last pristine freshwater lake near Sydney. However in 1992, a 9-year-old girl vanished on her way home…


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Bargo is located just off the Hume Highway in the New South Wales southern highlands. It’s a sleepy little town known most for its interesting bushranging history. It’s also known as the gateway to Picton Lakes, the very last pristine freshwater lake near Sydney. However in 1992, a 9-year-old girl vanished on her way home from school and in the aftermath, the small town of Bargo was left forever marred by the tragedy.


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Sources

The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 August, 1992 – “Police Fear For Missing Girl”

The Sunday Age, 21 August, 1992 – “In Brief”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 August, 1992 – “House to House Search Today for Ebony”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 August, 1992 – “Angry Scenes as Man is Led Into Court”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 August, 1992 – “Prisoners Attack Schoolgirl’s Accused Killer”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 August, 1992 – “Goodbye Bonny, Our Little Angel”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 February, 1993 – “Ebony Murder Unplanned, Hearing Told”

The Sunday Age, 6 July, 1993 – “Mother Cries Out to Killer in Court”

The Sunday Age, 10 July, 1993 – “Cheers in Court as Child’s Killer is Jailed for Life”

The Sunday Age, 1 April, 1994 – “Schoolgirl’s Killer in Plea for Lighter Term”

The Sun Herald, 20 November, 1994 – “Ebony Killer Appeal”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 13  December, 1994 – “Life Does Go On”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 September, 1995 – “Ebony’s Killer Claims Victims’ Cash”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 October, 1996 – “Scales of Justice Out of Kilter”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 November, 1996 – “Row Over Prison Bashing Rort”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February, 1997 – “Murder Victims’ Families Hail Miracle Grant”

Illawarra Mercury, 14 February, 1998 – “When It’s Right to Execute”

The Sun Herald, 17 December, 2000 – “Touched by Evil”

Southern Highland News, 20 August, 2002 – “The Day a Town Lost Its Innocence”

Illawarra Mercury, 12 August, 2006 – “Living With the Pain of a Brutal Separation”

The Daily Telegraph, 14 July, 2015 – “Mother’s Pain Over Vile Child Murderer”

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“Crimes that Shook Australia”

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