Kidnapped by Eastwood – Experiences of a Kidnapped Teacher

Geelong Gaol Museum are proud to present Rob Hunter, kidnapped teacher talking of his experiences.

On Hunter’s ninth day of teaching, Geelong Gaol escapee, Edwin John Eastwood burst into his remote South Gippsland school of Wooreen and at gun point took Rob and his nine students hostage.

Eastwood had been gaoled for the kidnapping of the teacher and 6 students, the entire population of the Faraday school in 1972. He made his escape from Geelong Gaol in December 1976.

In Health After Hurt, kidnapped teacher and author Rob Hunter, retells the story of the Wooreen State School kidnapping of 1977 and the after affects.

The presentation gives first hand insight into the trauma experienced by the victims, of heroism and bravery, along with the health and healing that is possible from such pain and torment.

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TypeSpecial Event
DateSaturday 22nd May, 2021
Address202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

$25 per person
Talk, Q & A, coffee and tea provided


45 minutes, plus question time and morning tea




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