Family to retrace brother’s sailing journey to Cambodia before his murder by Khmer Rouge

Kerry Hamill was a great letter-writer, so his family knew something was wrong when his carefully penned correspondence stopped in 1978.

The young New Zealander accidentally sailed into Cambodian waters and was then captured, tortured and killed by the Khmer Rouge at the S-21 prison in Phnom Penh, where thousands died.

His brother Rob Hamill and his family now want to retrace Kerry’s journey, as a way to heal and raise awareness about the plight of at least 2 million Cambodians killed under the regime.

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