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Prior to the 3rd inquest (March 2010) into the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee (Palm Island Qld. 2004), local lads from Palm IslandDesert Pea Media and The Smugglers of Light Foundation have joined forces in the creation of a vivid commentary on the ongoing difficulties facing the community of Palm Island and the people of the Bwgcolman tribe.

The lyrics were written & recorded by Toby Finlayson & Matthew Priestley in May 2009 at Palm Island during a hip hop mentoring program with local residents Kiefer Walsh, Morris Walsh and Patrick Seaton. The music was co-composed and produced by Nigel Westlake.

Royalties earned from airplay go directly towards Smugglers of Light Foundation by special arrangement with APRA.

We are indebted to the following people who have given so generously of their time & resources to this project :

Radio Distribution: Russell Thomas – Kaos

Digital distribution: Sebastian Chase and Mark Bolton – Metro Groove Merchants

Advisor and industry liason: Sally Howland – APRA/AMCOS

Mastering: Andrew Edgson – Studios 301

Film Clip: Xanon Murphy – Republic Vision

Film Clip Distribution: D-Star Digital

Cover Art: Franki Goodwin – Franki & Jonny London

Sydney Morning Herald – June 2010

Townsville Bulletin – February 2010