Institute of Forensic Medicine

Established in 1991, the Institute was formed from the Division of Forensic Medicine. The Institute was formed under the NSW Department of Health, however the agency also reported to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. The Institute conducted research into various medical inquiries, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and performed post-mortem examinations. In 2001 these post-mortem examinations became the subject of an inquiry by Special Commissioner Bret Walker. The inquiry lead to the abolition of the Institute and the establishment of the Department of Forensic Medicine.

Milestone
Formed
1991
Replaced
1991
Dissolved
2001
Replaced by
2001
Position
Property
Part of
Part of
Occupied
1991 - 2001
Type

2002 Bali Bombing

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2021

At 11pm on 12 October 2002, two suicide bombers killed two 202 people in Indonesia in an attack on popular Balinese nightclubs Sari Club and Paddy’s Bar. The victims came from 21 countries, with 88 Australians killed and hundreds injured. On 14 October, a specialist team from the Institute of Forensic Medicine at Glebe Coroner’s Court flew to Bali to assist in identifying the remains.