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Train Bashing

Craig Greenhill2005-12-11

Head On Foundation

Head On Foundation
Sydney, Australia

Brent Lohman and other rioters attack Ali Hashimi on a suburban train at Cronulla Station on 11 December 2005. The event is known as the Cronulla Riots. Around 1000 people charged the 750m stretch from Northies Hotel near the beach front to a train arriving that was said to have 'a pack of Lebanese' turning up for a fight. The crowd jumped the fence to search the waiting train, only to find two young men who were trying to leave the beachside suburb. Lohman led the attack followed by around 40 others who tore into the two innocent men of middle Eastern backgrounds. The day of violence initiated retaliatory attacks in following days across Sydney led by the Lebanese community.

Biography:
Craig Greenhill won the Walkley Award for News Photography in 2006 for his series of five images called 'Train Bashing'. After 17 years as a front line press photographer for News Corp Australia, Craig co-founded Salty Dingo, a commercial photography and video production company based in Sydney.

Details

  • Title: Train Bashing
  • Creator: Craig Greenhill
  • Date Created: 2005-12-11
  • Location Created: Cronulla, Australia
  • Type: Photograph, artwork

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