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The Tiki Coffee Lounge Murder

Having lived in Wollongong for 5 years, I had many opportunities to develop my journalistic curiosity. As such, I got to know the city pretty well, including some of the urban legends that surrounded a particularly popular mexican restaurant. Urban legends which involve corruption, power and murder...


Myself, along with three very talented undergraduate journalists in 2020, worked together over 13 weeks to bring the story of the Tiki Coffee Lounge Murder to life. We were shocked at how little was known about this significant event in Wollongong's history, so we set out to piece together the puzzle and create a multi-media website about the murder that occured at the Tiki Coffee Lounge and the immediate aftermath that rippled throughout the city of Wollongong.

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