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Hedley Thomas


Hedley Thomas is an investigative journalist, author and true crime podcaster. His investigations since 2017 have attempted to solve cold case murders of Australian women. His podcasts in order of release since 2018 are The Teacher’s Pet, The Night Driver, Shandee’s Story, The Teacher’s Trial, Shandee’s Legacy and The Teacher’s Accuser. Hedley’s first book, Sick to Death, was published in 2007. His second book, The Teacher’s Pet, was published in 2023. Hedly has won eight Walkley Awards including two Gold Walkleys. For his reporting in 2022, he received the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award.