Wieambilla shooting: Madelyn Train defends relationship between parents and uncle

For 27 years, evil cop killers Gareth, Stacey and Nathaniel Train criss-crossed Queensland while working at various schools across the state, often crossing paths and seemingly living in a bizarre love triangle until they died Monday in a hail of bullets on their fort estate


Teenagers Nathaniel and Stacey Train are married in a ceremony performed by the pastor of their brother’s Baptist church, Father Ronald Toowoomba

FEBRUARY 10, 1997

Nathaniel, Gareth and Stacey and parents Ronald and Gwenyth and other family members buy a house at 21 John Street Cambooya near Toowoomba in Queensland’s Darling Downs for $89,000


Stacey leaves Nathaniel for Gareth


Father Ronald says he stopped speaking to Nathaniel

5 AUGUST 2004

the Cambooya The house is resold to the brothers’ parents, Gwenyth and Ronald, and three other family members for $15,000, which apparently buys out Gareth and Stacey. Nathaniel is not mentioned as a seller, although he was listed as the original buyer with the rest of the family. The sale is listed as “estranged family members.”


Nathaniel works at Bentley College in cairn in far north Queensland


Gareth and Stacey are recorded as living with Nathaniel at 54 Barnard Drive, Mt. Sheridan, South cairn. Neighbors don’t remember them.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2004

The three buy a four-bedroom house on four acres at 34 River Road, in Muehlbach, 120 km south of Cairns, for $107,000. Neighbors remember them as “nasty, aggressive, paranoid people” who installed surveillance cameras, floodlights and barbed wire on the property

JANUARY 13, 2009

The three sold them Muehlbach House for $235,000. The three give a fictitious address next to it proston State School in the South Burnett region of Queensland as their home


Stacey is the principal at proston state school. Gareth is the school yard keeper


Stacey is the director of Quinalov P-10 State School in the Darling Downs area


Nathaniel is principal at Innisfail East State School, south of Cairns in far north Queensland


Gareth and Stacy work at camouflage State School in North West Queensland, near the Northern Territory border. Locals are shocked by the couple’s behavior. Gareth slaughtered pigs next to the school oval and hung their carcasses in front of the children, while Stacey reportedly punished students who complained about bullying, according to ABC. Gareth is also said to have attacked students who were swearing and seen dragging his wife into their home by the hair.


Her children are students at a government school in northwest Queensland, which Daily Mail Australia declined to name.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

Gareth and Stacey buy 110 acres of coal fracking land for $50,000 at 219 Cypress Road in cumbarilla in the South Burnett region of Queensland, near the Western Downs


Stacey is the Associate Principal at Happy Valley State School in New York Mount Isa in northwest Queensland. Her rector paid tribute to her in a year-end address: “You have been inspiring to work with…You have brought wonderful expertise and vision to our school.”


Gareth and Stacey are registered at 61 Abel Smith Parade Sunset but probably at the State School Home at 2 Hinkler Crescent, Mount Isa. Gareth is a groundsman at Mt. Isa State Special School as of July 22, 2014

FEBRUARY 5, 2015

Gareth and Stacey buy the secluded rural property at 251 Wains Road, Wieambilla in Queensland’s Western Downs for $95,000 – which they would step up to ambush the police and where they would eventually die in the ensuing gunfight


Her son is being recognized for his outstanding work throughout his school career at a glittering awards ceremony for the ‘highest achievement of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student in Queensland’. He stayed in northwest Queensland and attended the local state school while his parents worked elsewhere in the state


Gareth and Stacey work at Indigenous Pormpuraaw State School, at Cape York in Queensland on the coast of the Carpenteria Gulf.

MARCH 2016

Gareth Train is leaving Education Queensland amid complaints from locals about the couple’s behaviour


Nathaniel appointed principal Yorkeys button State school near Cairns. He is believed to live at a nearby address in Keerawa Beach, possibly a Ministry of Education property

JUNE 24, 2016

Stacey Train Named Acting Director for Remote mitchell State school in the Maranoa region, 600 km west of Brisbane. The school hails her as “an experienced Headteacher in both Deputy and Senior positions within DDSW, North West Qld & Far North Qld over the past 7 years. Our school community welcomes Stacey and entrusts the care of our school to her highly qualified hands for the semester.’


Stacey is the curriculum director and teacher assistant at Tara Shire State College, 170 km west of Toowoomba.

MARCH 2020

Nathaniel drops out of Yorkeys Knob State School and moves into a Teacher Housing Authority home Walgett and begins a position as Executive Principal at Walgett State School NSW

FEBRUARY 5, 2021

Gareth and Stacey sell the land for a price cumbarilla for $62,000


Nathaniel suffers a heart attack at his desk Walgett State school, goes on sick leave, refuses mandatory Covid vaccination


Gareth is posting increasingly bizarre and paranoid posts about conspiracy theories online


Stacey Train leaves Education Queensland and refuses mandatory Covid vaccination

DECEMBER 16, 2021

Nathaniel is last seen in dubbo

MARCH 2022

Nathaniel sends 16 emails to school principals in 14 days about a cheating dispute at his school. He is fired after being absent from work for seven months

MAY 2022

Nathaniel’s fraud dispute is addressed in NSW Parliament budget estimates by One Nation leader Mark Latham

JULY 2022

Mr. Latham was the last to hear from Nathaniel

9 OCTOBER 2022

Nathaniel contacts his estranged partner for the final time

DECEMBER 4, 2022

NSW Police are informed of Nathaniel’s disappearance

DECEMBER 8, 2022

NSW Police are publicly asking for help in locating Nathaniel

DECEMBER 12, 2022

Queensland Police make a routine visit to Gareth and Stacey Train’s home Wieambilla to trace Nathaniel’s disappearance

Police officers Rachel McCrow, 29, and Matthew Arnold, 26, are executed in the Trains ambush and innocent neighbor Alan Dare, 58, is killed in the crossfire

Gareth (47), Stacey (45) and Nathaniel Train (46) are all shot dead in a deadly gun battle with the Queensland Police Special Emergency Response Team

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11663087/Wieambilla-shooting-Madelyn-Train-defends-relationship-parents-uncle.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Wieambilla shooting: Madelyn Train defends relationship between parents and uncle

Emma Colton

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