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The fierce country : surviving the dead heart
The fierce country : surviving the dead heart
Orr, Stephen, 1967-2018
The open spaces and isolated places outside Australia's cities have unsettled us from first European settlement to today, often with very good reason. In this nail-biting book combining the notorious and little-known, acclaimed author Stephen Orr has collected true stories that have shaped and continue to haunt the Australian psyche: mysteries, disappearances, mistreatment and murder. Fatal conflicts between an Aboriginal tracker and the police employers hunting his community. An itinerant conman picking up tips for the perfect murder from a famous novelist around a campfire on the Rabbit-Proof Fence. A schoolteacher and her students kidnapped en masse in 1970s rural Victoria. And that fateful day when Peter Falconio pulled over beside a desert highway. Together, these tales chart an undercurrent of shifting cultural tensions as Australians find, lose and question who we are.
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Brighton LibraryHistory994 ORRAvailable