• The Panther Within - follows the journey filmmaker Edoardo Crismani took in finding out who his grandfather, boxer Joe Murray known as 'Black Panther' (Supplied)Source: Supplied
Take a journey of discovery with filmmaker Edoardo Crismani as he unravels the mystery surrounding his grand-pop, Aboriginal boxer and vaudevillian, Joe Murray -known as the ‘Black Panther'. .
15 Mar 2017 - 8:16 PM  UPDATED 15 Mar 2017 - 8:19 PM

Crismani and his mother Barbara embark on a search to unravel the mystery surrounding her father Joe Murray.  Joe was an Aboriginal boxer and vaudevillian who was also known as ‘The Black Panther’ in the boxing ring.  He never revealed where he came from and the family feel that now is the time to find out.  

Together, mother and son journey across the land to libraries, and meet with researchers and Aboriginal elders with the hope of shedding light on Joe’s life and discovering their connections.  This is a personal story about courage and the talents of a famous lightweight boxer and vaudevillian who is unknown by history.  It is also a story of the impact that race relations have upon a family through two generations.

The Panther Within is airing tonight on NITV at 8pm.