Confronting Death in Custody | Head On Photo Festival

Confronting Death in Custody

Festival Hub - Paddington Town Hall

Exhibition Dates:

04 May 2019 to 19 May 2019


Exhibition Description

This image was taken from officially approved footage released by the Coroner’s Court of New South Wales shown during the coronial inquest into the death in custody of Dunghutti man, David Dungay Jr.

He died in Long Bay Hospital (at Sydney’s Long Bay Correctional Centre) on 29 December 2015 after corrective services officers forcibly removed Mr Dungay (a diabetic), from a cell monitored by a camera because he refused to stop eating a packet of biscuits. The 26 year old screamed “I can’t breathe” a dozen times while he was restrained by officers face down and injected with a sedative. He eventually lost consciousness and suffered a irreversible cardiac arrest. The Coroner will deliver his findings on August 23, 2019.

David Dungay’s mother – Leetona said “He was treated inhumanely as he begged for his life till his last gasp.”


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Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

04 May 2019 to 19 May 2019

Open Hours

Opening Hours: 
Monday - Sunday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm

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