The Teacher's Pet
The Teacher's Pet
The Australian
Lyn and Chris Dawson appear to have the perfect marriage. He's a star footballer and popular high school teacher. She's a devoted wife and mother. They share a beautiful home above Sydney's northern beaches. But when Lyn goes missing, dark secrets are buried. This is no fairytale, but a sordid story of strangely close twin brothers, teenage student lovers, and probable murder. The Australian's Hedley Thomas digs deep into a cold case which has been unsolved for 36 years, uncovering startling new evidence.
Introducing: The Night Driver
A young woman disappears into a rain-soaked night. A country town divides on rumour and speculation. And the relentless quest of a family to uncover the truth.  The Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist behind The Teacher’s Pet, Hedley Thomas, is back with a brand new podcast, The Night Driver.  New episodes of The Night Driver will be available exclusively to subscribers of The Australian for two weeks via the podcast player in The Australian's app, before becoming available on all other podcast platforms. See for privacy information.
Aug 23, 2020
3 min
Special Update Episode
As Chris Dawson's defence team, police and prosecutors work hard to prepare for a murder trial which may be heard some time next year, ...
Apr 4, 2019
17 min
Introducing: Who the Hell is Hamish?
A new podcast from The Australian. Tracy fell in love with Max Tavita, a man who won her over with tales of ...
Feb 14, 2019
21 min
Nearly 37 years after Lyn Dawson disappeared, police have arrested Chris Dawson over the alleged murder of his wife, taking him into cu...
Dec 5, 2018
45 min
Following an incredible groundswell of community interest ignited by this podcast, September saw a stunning development in the case wit...
Nov 29, 2018
1 hr 29 min
Decision Time
After 36 long years, failed police investigations, two coronial inquests, and countless appeals from Lyn's family, the case is stronger...
Aug 17, 2018
2 hr 2 min
The System
Before the first coronial inquest, police tap phones in the lead-up to digging in a relatively small area around the swimming pool at B...
Aug 9, 2018
1 hr 30 min
Some of them hadn't seen each other since Cromer High days more than 30 years ago but they came together in a show of force, determined...
Aug 2, 2018
1 hr 12 min
Chris Dawson was interviewed by police in 1991, and then never again. But Sue Strath, Lyn's loyal friend, kept agitating for a further ...
Jul 26, 2018
1 hr 15 min
After six difficult years, the volatile marriage was over. Joanne felt she had become 'disposable', as Lyn had been years before, and f...
Jul 19, 2018
1 hr 24 min
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