The Fierce Country
Surviving the Dead HeartBook - 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.
Publisher: Mile End, South Australia :, Wakefield Press,, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018.
Characteristics: 211 pages ; 21 cm.