Australia is undergoing a rapid cultural transfromation and the police must adapt. In Perth, Western Australia, they’re trying to do just that; and their test case is Mirrabooka, a suburb where the community speaks more than 100 languages. With no-holds access, we go behind the scenes with Mirrabooka’s frontline officers. Candid and raw, our cameras are with these officers as they tackle the suburb’s serious drug crime and domestic violence issues.
Desmond Patrick Costello was one of the most brilliant New Zealanders of his generation – a linguist of genius who spoke ten languages and could learn one in a month. He was also a war hero who used his linguistic skills to lead his battered unit from behind German lines in Greece to safety in an incredible journey of bravery and daring. Appointed as a diplomat to the New Zealand legation in Moscow after the war he wrote the first western eyewitness account of the Nazi death camps.