THE SHEARER'S TALE Murder and Injustice in the Australian bush

Author: Molomby (Tom)
Year: 2004
Publisher: ABC Books (Sydney)
Edition Details: 1st Australian Edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9780733314773
Price: 50.00
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Softcover. In 1936 Harry Lavers disappeared without a trace from Grenfell, NSW. Itinerant rural worker Fred McDermott was convicted of his murder in 1947. McDermott persistently protested that he was innocent and following an enquiry 5yrs later, he was released. But the full story of the injustice he suffered was not revealed. In this compelling narrative, the author, a lawyer, investigates how the false case against McDermott was built up, and shows the abuses and flaws in the system of criminal justice, which led to his conviction. This story also offers a fascinating insight into early 20th-century Australian society. Illus. + Maps and Index. 358pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Includes a loosely inserted 3-page printed synopsis of the case. F. with no creasing to covers. Scarce.

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