Peter Haddow was a founding editor of Brave New Word and has contributed to various newspapers and magazines. A former police officer he has also been an adviser for film and television, including Blue Heelers, Halifax and Water Rats.
People said it could only happen in other coutnries. But they were wrong. A nineteen year old who wanted to be a hero, but was found wanting during military training, shattered the myth that Australia was different. Armed with rifles and ammunition, Julian Knight murdered seven and injured many more.
Hoddle Street reconstructs, through the eyes of those who were there, what happened that cold August night in 1987. It tells of incidents never before revealed during 45 minutes of confusion and mayhem that was the Hoddle Street Ambush.
Hoddle Street takes yoiu to the Aftermath - the tragedy of the victims and survivors. People who struggled to get their lives together but can't put it behind them.
Hoddle Street retraces the life of Julian Knight, the adopted son of an Army couple, who was expelled from schools and then the army.