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Man Charged For The Second Time Over Murder Of Bowraville Children

He appeared in court on Thursday.

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A man, who can't be named for legal reasons, has been charged for a second time with murder over the deaths of two Aboriginal children from the small New South Wales town of Bowraville in the early 1990s.

The man appeared in Newcastle Local Court today to face murder charges over the deaths of four-year-old Evelyn Greenup and 16-year-old Clinton Speedy-Duroux.

Greenup and Speedy-Duroux disappeared from the same street in Bowraville five months apart in 1990 and 1991. Their bodies were later found on the outskirts of Bowraville Aboriginal Mission.

The man had previously been tried for their deaths at trials in 1994 and 2006 but was acquitted.

Another child, 16-year-old Colleen Walker went missing from the same location as the other two children during the same period of time.

Walker's clothes were later found but her body was never recovered.

Whether the case proceeds will depend on an application to the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal by the Attorney-General, who is seeking to have the man re-tried.

The man was granted bail, with conditions including not approaching or contacting witnesses.

Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.

Contact Allan Clarke at arielle.benedek+AC@buzzfeed.com.

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