History https://www.austcrimefiction.org/taxonomy/term/3336 en #amreading Murder At Myall Creek, Mark Tedeschi https://www.austcrimefiction.org/blog/amreading-murder-myall-creek-mark-tedeschi <span>#amreading Murder At Myall Creek, Mark Tedeschi</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Karen</a></span> <span>Mon, 26/06/2017 - 02:11 pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Was extremely fortunate to read this over the weekend. Beautifully written story about not just the trial but the legal mind behind so much that we take for granted (and should be grateful for) in this country.</p> <p><strong>From the Blurb:</strong></p> <p><strong>One of the most shocking murder trials in Australia's legal history, and the tribulations of the man who conducted it</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>From the bestselling author of <em>Kidnapped</em> and <em>Eugenia</em>, <em>Murder at Myall Creek</em> follows the journey of the man who who arguably achieved more for modern-day civil rights in Australia than anyone else before or since.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3221" hreflang="en">#amreading</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3257" hreflang="en">True Crime</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3336" hreflang="en">History</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3400" hreflang="en">Murder at Myall Creek</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/960" hreflang="en">Mark Tedeschi</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="2172" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/murder-myall-creek"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/murder-myall-creek.jpg?itok=M1xdsLsL" width="142" height="220" alt="Murder at Myall Creek" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/mark-tedeschi" hreflang="en">Mark Tedeschi</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">9781925456264</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/862" hreflang="en">2016</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--2"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>One of the most shocking murder trials in Australia's legal history, and the tribulations of the man who conducted it</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>From the bestselling author of <em>Kidnapped</em> and <em>Eugenia</em>, <em>Murder at Myall Creek</em> follows the journey of the man who who arguably achieved more for modern-day civil rights in Australia than anyone else before or since.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=10661&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="Hb-XTYV7XlfxuMN8NLMqdoKOlIravIBsYKPXAdz9slY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:11:05 +0000 Karen 10661 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/blog/amreading-murder-myall-creek-mark-tedeschi#comments #amreading Dark Fires Shall Burn, Anna Westbrook https://www.austcrimefiction.org/blog/amreading-dark-fires-shall-burn-anna-westbrook <span>#amreading Dark Fires Shall Burn, Anna Westbrook</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Karen</a></span> <span>Mon, 30/05/2016 - 11:37 am</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Reading this one for <a href="http://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au/" muse_scanned="true" target="_blank">http://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au</a> and thinking a lot about the experiences of women from previous generations.</p> <p><strong>From the Blurb:</strong></p> <p><strong>Inspired by the true events of an unsolved murder</strong></p> <p>Sydney, 1946. Eleven-year-old Frances and her best friend, Nancy, are growing up in the doglegged streets of Newtown and into a world they do not understand. It is the aftermath of World War II, and thousands of damaged soldiers have returned to their homes, bearing the psychological scars of battle with them.</p> <p>Meanwhile, in the seediest part of the city, fifteen-year-old Templeton lives amid bootleggers, gangs, and prostitutes with his sister Annie and her friends. Threatened by Annie's abusive lover, the nefarious Jack Tooth, they are forced to seek protection from a Darlinghurst madam: the once-powerful grog runner Dolly Jenkins. Soon, Templeton is drawn into an enigmatic underbelly of violence, sexuality, and secrets.</p> <p>When Frances witnesses a shooting one night, these two worlds become inevitably intertwined. Templeton and the girls must grow up quickly and confront the darkness in the lives of those around them.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3221" hreflang="en">#amreading</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3226" hreflang="en">Currently Reading</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3335" hreflang="en">Dark Fires Shall Burn</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/309" hreflang="en">Anna Westbrook</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3336" hreflang="en">History</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2320" hreflang="en">Crime Fiction</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="2291" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--3"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/dark-fires-shall-burn"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/dark-fires-shall-burn.jpg?itok=3KJqWLvl" width="144" height="220" alt="Dark Fires Shall Burn" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/anna-westbrook" hreflang="en">Anna Westbrook</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">9781925321227</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/862" hreflang="en">2016</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--4"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>Inspired by the true events of an unsolved murder</strong></p> <p>Sydney, 1946. Eleven-year-old Frances and her best friend, Nancy, are growing up in the doglegged streets of Newtown and into a world they do not understand. It is the aftermath of World War II, and thousands of damaged soldiers have returned to their homes, bearing the psychological scars of battle with them.</p> <p>Meanwhile, in the seediest part of the city, fifteen-year-old Templeton lives amid bootleggers, gangs, and prostitutes with his sister Annie and her friends. Threatened by Annie's abusive lover, the nefarious Jack Tooth, they are forced to seek protection from a Darlinghurst madam: the once-powerful grog runner Dolly Jenkins. Soon, Templeton is drawn into an enigmatic underbelly of violence, sexuality, and secrets.</p> <p>When Frances witnesses a shooting one night, these two worlds become inevitably intertwined. Templeton and the girls must grow up quickly and confront the darkness in the lives of those around them.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=10608&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="DRIlZa8VepPM11kYZYsU1BFAcJbIfSVV2u4Y3Gxi1H0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 30 May 2016 01:37:33 +0000 Karen 10608 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/blog/amreading-dark-fires-shall-burn-anna-westbrook#comments Currently Reading - A Compulsion to Kill, Robert Cox https://www.austcrimefiction.org/blog/currently-reading-compulsion-kill-robert-cox <span>Currently Reading - A Compulsion to Kill, Robert Cox</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Karen</a></span> <span>Mon, 20/04/2015 - 07:06 pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>A book I've been trying to juggle to the top of the list for a while - this is historical true crime, written in the style of a great yarn.</p> <p><strong>From the Blurb:</strong></p> <p>The latest work from acclaimed historical author Robert Cox, A Compulsion to Kill is a dramatic chronological account of 19th-century Tasmanian serial murderers. Never before revealed in such depth, the story is the culmination of extensive research and adept craftsmanship as it probes the essence of both the crimes and the killers themselves.</p> <p>Beginning in 1806 with Australia’s first serial killers, John Brown and Richard Lemon, A Compulsion to Kill recounts the stories of Alexander Pearce, ‘the cannibal convict’; Thomas Jeffrey, a sadist, sexual predator, cannibal, and baby-killer known as ‘the monster’; Charles Routley, who burnt one of his victims alive; cannibal convicts Broughton and McAvoy; Rocky Whelan, who in twenty-four days slew five men in cold blood; and John Haley, who killed three people in fits of rage. The final chapter investigates the still-unsolved Parkmount murders, three killings for which the two probable culprits twice faced court, only to be discharged due to faulty police investigation and neglected evidence.</p> <p>Most of these stories have never been told before, and none has previously been related with such detail and verifiable accuracy. A determined storyteller, Cox delivers a supremely dramatic page-turner in the true crime genre.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3226" hreflang="en">Currently Reading</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3740" hreflang="en">A Compulsion to Kill</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/442" hreflang="en">Robert Cox</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3257" hreflang="en">True Crime</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3336" hreflang="en">History</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="2425" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--5"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/compulsion-kill"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/compulsion-kill.jpg?itok=t3MDUTT7" width="147" height="220" alt="A Compulsion to Kill" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/robert-cox" hreflang="en">Robert Cox</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">9781922120946</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/851" hreflang="en">2014</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--6"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The latest work from acclaimed historical author Robert Cox, A Compulsion to Kill is a dramatic chronological account of 19th-century Tasmanian serial murderers. Never before revealed in such depth, the story is the culmination of extensive research and adept craftsmanship as it probes the essence of both the crimes and the killers themselves.</p> <p>Beginning in 1806 with Australia’s first serial killers, John Brown and Richard Lemon, A Compulsion to Kill recounts the stories of Alexander Pearce, ‘the cannibal convict’; Thomas Jeffrey, a sadist, sexual predator, cannibal, and baby-killer known as ‘the monster’; Charles Routley, who burnt one of his victims alive; cannibal convicts Broughton and McAvoy; Rocky Whelan, who in twenty-four days slew five men in cold blood; and John Haley, who killed three people in fits of rage. The final chapter investigates the still-unsolved Parkmount murders, three killings for which the two probable culprits twice faced court, only to be discharged due to faulty police investigation and neglected evidence.</p> <p>Most of these stories have never been told before, and none has previously been related with such detail and verifiable accuracy. A determined storyteller, Cox delivers a supremely dramatic page-turner in the true crime genre.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=5037&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="gsjRrCPMsWR-iF1PQihUwUtH7OFLKQqZ4BGGlRwGSDs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:06:21 +0000 Karen 5037 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/blog/currently-reading-compulsion-kill-robert-cox#comments