‘Tell the world we want justice.’ Elijah Doughty’s death exposes Kalgoorlie’s racial faultline | Australia news | The Guardian

The boys were arranged in a semicircle facing the camera. On their left was a tree that has become a memorial for one of their own, 14-year-old Elijah Doughty, killed when the motorbike he was riding was allegedly struck from behind by a ute. To their right, about 20 metres away, a ring of plastic flowers marked the place Elijah’s body lay, exposed and then under a blanket, until police took it away.The walking track in the Gribble Creek Reserve where Elijah’s body was found runs through the middle of the twin towns of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, a goldmining centre located in the red dirt on the edge of the desert about seven hours’ drive east of Perth, Western Australia.

Source: ‘Tell the world we want justice.’ Elijah Doughty’s death exposes Kalgoorlie’s racial faultline | Australia news | The Guardian

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