Kumanjayi Walker coronial inquest

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When: Monday 5 September to Friday 2 December 2022.

Where: Alice Springs Local Court

Public access: open to the public

About the inquest

To find out why the inquest is happening and who’s involved:

Watch the inquest live

The inquest will be livestreamed for the public and media.

Watch the inquest live on YouTube.

If the video is unavailable, the session may be adjourned.

This video is being made available so that you can watch the proceedings. Images (including video or screenshots) and audio can’t be used for any other purpose and should not be distributed further without permission of the coroner.

Scheduled hearings

The inquest is scheduled to sit on:

  • Monday 19 September to Thursday 29 September 2022
  • Monday 10 October to Friday 4 November 2022
  • Monday 14 November to Friday 2 December 2022.

Daily schedule

On sitting days, the court will sit:

  • 9:30am to 11am
  • 11:15am to 12:30pm
  • 1:30pm to 3pm
  • 3:15pm to 4:15pm.

Upcoming witnesses

Monday, 10 October

    • Inquest resumes

Daily transcripts

Files and exhibits

Evidence tendered in this inquest is listed below.

Table data updated: 08 Sep 2022.
Exhibit no. Exhibit type Title Description Publish date
Document Opening remarks of the coroner in the inquest into the death of Kumanjayi Walker PDF (62.6 KB) 05 Sep 2022
Document Non-publication order (and annexure) PDF (811.1 KB) 05 Sep 2022
Audio Kumanjayi Walker opening statement in Warlpiri MP3 (18.1 MB) 05 Sep 2022
2 YouTube Roxanne Lane record of interview part 1 () 07 Sep 2022
12 YouTube (1) My cousin just got shot - don't know how he is () Video taken on phone 08 Sep 2022
12 YouTube (1A) Samara Fernandez Brown video 09-11-2019 at 8.04pm () Video taken on phone 08 Sep 2022
12 YouTube (2) Still waiting for news () Video taken on phone 08 Sep 2022
12 YouTube (4) 4 hours later. Still no news () Video taken on phone 08 Sep 2022
12 YouTube (5) Sitting on the ground waiting () Video taken on phone 08 Sep 2022
12 YouTube (7) Police going to airstrip () Video taken on phone 08 Sep 2022
12 YouTube (8) Last update of the night. He's gone in the plane () Video taken on phone 08 Sep 2022
12 YouTube (9) Sorry business () Video taken on phone 08 Sep 2022
12 YouTube (10) Sorry business () Video taken on phone 08 Sep 2022
4 Document PROMIS entry edited by Frost on 6.11.19 PDF (4.3 MB) PROMIS entry edited by Frost on 6.11.19 08 Sep 2022
5 Document Email from Sgt McCormack on 09.11.19 PDF (529.8 KB) Email from Sgt McCormack on 09.11.19 08 Sep 2022
6 Document Email from Sgt Frost (arrest plan) on 09.11.19 PDF (1.6 MB) Email from Sgt Frost (arrest plan) on 09.11.19 08 Sep 2022
9 Document Frost email to Nobbs, Southern CC and ASP Watch Commanders on 9.11.19 at 0546 PDF (928.7 KB) Frost email to Nobbs, Southern CC and ASP Watch Commanders on 9.11.19 at 0546 08 Sep 2022
10 Image Photograph of Northern Territory Police Force issue AR-15 PDF (4.9 MB) Photograph of Northern Territory Police Force issue AR-15 08 Sep 2022
11 Image Photograph of Northern Territory Police Force issue bean-bag shotgun PDF (982.7 KB) Photograph of Northern Territory Police Force issue bean-bag shotgun 08 Sep 2022
3 Document History of Charles Arnold WALKER pp19-20 PDF (573.1 KB) History of Charles Arnold Walker pp19-20 08 Sep 2022
7 YouTube Body worn video from Rolfe 1 of 4 () Body Worn Video from Zachary Rolfe 08 Sep 2022
15 Document Evidence of ACPO Derek Japangardi Williams from R v Rolfe trial 15 February 2022 PDF (175.3 KB) 08 Sep 2022
YouTube Dr Dwyer's concluding remarks in opening with Warlpiri interpretation () The concluding remarks of Dr Peggy Dwyer's opening address to the Kumanjayi Walker coronial inquest (with Warlpiri interpretation). 06 Sep 2022
Document Inquest into the death of Kumanjayi Walker (Ruling No 2) [2022] NTLC 017 PDF (286.4 KB) 13 Sep 2022
Document Inquest into the death of Kumanjayi Walker (Ruling No 1) [2022] NTLC 016 PDF (198.8 KB) 19 Jul 2022
Document Counsel Assisting the Coroner's list of seven issues to be considered during the inquest PDF (107.0 KB) 05 Sep 2022
Document PROMIS image of a Jeep PDF (2.7 MB) Document shown to Sergeant Christopher Hand 20 Sep 2022
Document Stills from YPS CCTV PDF (1.5 MB) Document shown to Sergeant Christopher Hand 20 Sep 2022
Document Photographs from 10 November, 2019 PDF (6.6 MB) Document shown to Sergeant Christopher Hand 20 Sep 2022
Document Travis J Wurst Statutory Declaration PDF (165.3 KB) Document shown to Sergeant Christopher Hand 20 Sep 2022
Document Running sheet PDF (151.0 KB) Document shown to Sergeant Christopher Hand 20 Sep 2022
Document PROMIS photographs from Nov 28, 2019 PDF (1.3 MB) Document shown to Sergeant Christopher Hand 20 Sep 2022
Document Stills 2 and 4 PDF (2.9 MB) Document shown to Sergeant Frost 21 Jan 2022
Document Still 8 PDF (1.6 MB) Document shown to Sergeant Frost 21 Sep 2022
Document Still 18 PDF (1.6 MB) Document shown to Sergeant Frost 21 Jan 2022
Document Still 78 PDF (1.7 MB) Document shown to Sergeant Frost 21 Jan 2022
Document PROMIS entry edited by Sgt Frost on 6.11.19 PDF (939.1 KB) Document shown to Sergeant Frost 21 Jan 2022
Document Case Note entry created by Sgt Frost on 6.11.19 PDF (660.0 KB) Document shown to Sergeant Frost 21 Jan 2022
Document Sgt Frost email to Supt Nobbs et al on 9.11.19 PDF (2.3 MB) Document shown to Sergeant Frost 21 Jan 2022
Document Sgt Frost email with McCormack on 9.11.19 PDF (1.9 MB) Document shown to Sergeant Frost 21 Sep 2022
Document Sgt Frost emails with McCormack on 9.11.19 PDF (3.5 MB) Document shown to Sergeant Frost 21 Sep 2022
Document Sgt Frost email to Supt Nobbs on 9.11.19 PDF (8.8 MB) Document shown to Sergeant Frost 21 Jan 2022
Document Various documents and photos PDF (635.1 KB) Document shown to Sergeant Frost 21 Sep 2022
Document Text messages - Annexure JF4 PDF (2.6 MB) Document shown to Sergeant Frost 21 Sep 2022
YouTube Constable Hawkings body worn video No.1 () Constable Hawkings body worn video in first entry to Yuendumu Police Station after shooting 22 Sep 2022
YouTube Constable Hawkings body worn video No.2 () Constable Hawkings body worn video in second entry to Yuendumu Police Station after shooting 22 Sep 2022
YouTube Body Worn Video from Constable Rolfe () Body worn video played during inquest to Superintendent Jody Nobbs 27 Sep 2022
Audio Week 1 Inquest summary in Warlpiri MP3 (9.3 MB) A summary of the first week of the Coronial Inquest in Warlpiri 29 Sep 2022
Audio Week 2 Inquest summary in Warlpiri MP3 (9.6 MB) A summary of the second week of the Coronial Inquest in Warlpiri 29 Sep 2022

Last updated: 28 September 2022

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