Denny Day

Denny Day

The Life and Time of Australia's Great Lawman : the Forgotten Hero of the Myall Creek Massacre

Audiobook CD - 2016
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Denny Day was a vicar's son from Ireland. A member of the Anglo-Irish ruling class, as a young man Day joined the British Army before resigning to seek his fortune in New South Wales. There he accepted the most challenging role in the young colony: keeping the peace on the frontier. Denny Day's abiding legacy is the capture of the perpetrators of the Myall Creek Massacre, the most infamous mass-murder in Australian history, and the first time white men were convicted of the murder of Aborigines. Yet Day won no praise for bringing to justice the killers of 28 innocent men, women and children at Myall Creek. Rather, he was scorned and shunned, fiercely attacked by the press, by powerful landowners who hired the colony's top lawyers to defend the killers, and by the general public. The 11 men tracked down and arrested by Day faced two sensational trials, and seven of them were eventually found guilty of murder and hanged. The case sparked an international outcry, resulting in stricter government policies protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples.
Publisher: Tullamarine, Victoria :, Bolinda Audio,, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781489358493
Characteristics: 8 CDs (9 hr.) : digital, stereo ; 12 cm ; in container.

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