Stephanie Bennett

The Gatton Murders

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Boxing Day, 1898. Three members of the Murphy family - Michael, Ellen and Norah - are returning to the family farm after a trip into Gatton, a small Queensland town. On a deserted, moonlit road a few miles out of town they are ambushed. Their horse is shot and the Murphys, all aged in their twenties, are taken to a remote paddock where they are bludgeoned and shot, and the women brutally raped.

ISBN: 
140503749
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2004