One of the most shocking murder trials in Australia's legal history, and the tribulations of the man who conducted it

In 1838, eleven convicts and former convicts were put on trial for the brutal murder of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek in New South Wales. The trial created an enormous amount of controversy because it was almost unknown for Europeans to be charged with the murder of Aborigines. It would become the most serious trial of mass murder in Australia’s history.

The trial’s prosecutor was the Attorney General of New South Wales, John Hubert Plunkett. It proved to be Plunkett’s greatest test, as it pitted his forensic brilliance and his belief in equality before the law against the combined forces of the free settlers, the squatters, the military, the emancipists, the newspapers, and even the convict population.

From the bestselling author of Kidnapped and EugeniaMurder at Myall Creek follows the journey of the man who who arguably achieved more for modern-day civil rights in Australia than anyone else before or since.

Author

Mark Tedeschi

As a Barrister and a Crown Prosecutor for thirty five years, Mark Tedeschi QC has appeared in some of the most significant criminal cases in Australia. He has been the Senior Crown Prosecutor in New South Wales for fifteen years and is the President of the Australian Association of Crown Prosecutors. He has had many articles published on the law and is the author of a legal text book. He has published many articles on history, genealogy, photography, and horticulture. This is his first book of creative nonfiction.

Country of Origin
Review Murder at Myall Creek, Mark Tedeschi
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Blog #amreading Murder At Myall Creek, Mark Tedeschi
Karen Chisholm
Monday, June 26, 2017
Review EUGENIA - Mark Tedeschi
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Blog CR - Eugenia, Mark Tedeschi
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, January 5, 2013
ISBN
9781925456264
Year of Publication
Publisher
Review Murder at Myall Creek, Mark Tedeschi
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Blog #amreading Murder At Myall Creek, Mark Tedeschi
Karen Chisholm
Monday, June 26, 2017

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.