Memorial plaque will honour Warwick woman's murdered son
JUSTICE might still be an uphill battle but for Warwick woman June Speedy there has been a big step in acknowledging the tragic death of her son almost 25 years ago.
June's son Clinton Speedy-Duroux was murdered along with two other children between 1990 and 1991, the man accused of killing him and the other two children was tried, but never convicted of the murders.
Since then June along with the families of the other two slain children, 16-year-old Colleen Walker and four-year-old Evelyn Greenup, has been a passionate campaigner in an effort to get the cases retried.
The man accused was tried for two counts of murder separately and was never tried for the third murder.
June and the other family members have campaigned for the cases to be retried together which would allow for evidence that had been missing in the earlier trials to finally be included and hopefully provide justice for the families.
The NSW Government recently granted funds for an upgrade to the memorials to the slain children in Bowraville, Sawtell and Tenterfield.
Last week June was presented with the removed plaque dedicated to her late son in preparation for the new memorial grounds.
NSW aboriginal Affairs representatives Ken McIntosh and Darren Murray are confident the new memorial grounds will part of the healing process for the families.
"There will be a structure made out of three poles with a plaque for each family mounted on the poles." Ken McIntosh said. "They will be put up high in full view and made to last."
The fight for a retrial continues but the memorial site upgrade is a big step forward in acknowledging the emotional journey the families have been through since the tragic events almost 25 years ago.
June is still undecided where the plaque will be placed but will be talking to council on possible sites.