Red Centre, Dark Heart

[[ Epub ]] ➟ Red Centre, Dark Heart Author Evan McHugh –
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Red Centre, Dark Heart
  • Evan McHugh
  • English
  • 06 July 2018
  • 9780670070787

About the Author: Evan McHugh

Red Centre, Dark HeartJourney Into Australia S Heart Of Darkness Where Life Is Lived By A Different Set Of Rules And It Is Easy For Criminals To Disappear Into The Vast Landscape And Yet It Can Be Difficult To Remain Anonymous The Worst Aspects Of Human Nature Reveal Themselves In The Red Centre.Beginning With The Chilling Tale Of Convict And Cannibal Alexander Pearce, Red Centre, Dark Heart Explores Historic And Recent True Crime In The Outback, Including The Belango State Forest Murders And The Disappearance Of Peter Falconio Read These Stories And You Ll Discover That Australia S Dark Heart Is Frighteningly Close To Home.

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10 thoughts on “Red Centre, Dark Heart

  1. Karen says:

    This book is absolutely fascinating In a series of chapters based on each crime starting with the escape of convicts in Tasmania in 1822, right through to the disappearance of Peter Falconio in the Northern Territory in 2001, the author has explored a series of notorious crimes all of which took place in various locations throughout the bush and remote Australian outback.Starting out with the escape and subsequent cannibalism of a group of convicts in Tasmania in 1822, we then learn how cattle rustling in 1870 is successful when you are in an area so remote that it s almost totally unknown From there to Victoria and the late 1870 s to the time and activities of one of our most famous bushrangers, Ned Kelly In a sobering tale, in the early 1900 s racism and cruelty led to a violent spree when Jimmy Governor finally had enough and took revenge In 1940 a mining worker disappeared and it was pure hard work that meant that the police solved that crime and a little later in the 1940 s Alice Springs was very much a frontier town when it was rocked by a series of bombs In 1968 Larry Boy proved that Aboriginal bush skills were extremely formidable as they still were when local Aboriginal people were called in to help in the search for Azaria Chamberlain in 1980 From there it s 1989 and a series of backpacker disappearances that leads to a shocking discovery in the Australian bush, with the book finishing in 2001 with the disappearance of Peter Falconio from the roadside in the middle of the Australian outback.The great thing about each of this individual chapters is that they are told in a very non sensational, matter of fact way, that gives the reader a real understanding of the events without the ooh aaa factor that you often get from newspaper accounts I m thinking in particular of the story of the death of Azaria Chamberlain here Anybody who is interested in some of the real crime stories of Australia over many years will find this book most instructive.

  2. Cyn says:

    An interesting collection, from colonial era to now Could be a lot bigger book, I imagine Won t be surprised to see a follow up.