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Author Hooper, Chloe, 1973-

Title The tall man / Chloe Hooper.

Published Camberwell, Vic. : Hamish Hamilton, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail High Use  364.349915 HOOP  OVERNIGHT LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  364.349915 Hoo    LOST AND PAID
Physical description 276 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Notes Cover subtitle: Death and life on Palm Island.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The island -- The death -- The investigation -- The family --The riot -- Belief -- The inquest -- Doomadgee -- Burketown - -The inquest resumes -- The funeral -- The submissions -- The findings -- The rally -- The trial -- The accused -- Amazing Grace -- The verdict.
Summary "The Tall Man is the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell. It is the story of that policeman, the tall, enigmatic Christopher Hurley who chose to work in some of the toughest and wildest places in Australia, and of the struggle to bring him to trial. Above all, it is a story in luminous detail of two worlds clashing - and a haunting moral puzzle that no reader will forget."--Publisher's website.
Subject Prisoners, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Queensland -- Palm Island -- Death.
Police -- Complaints against -- Australia -- Queensland -- Palm Island.
Palm Island Aboriginal Reserve (Qld.)
Crime & criminology (Australia)
Variant Title The tall man : death and life on Palm Island.
Death and life on Palm Island.
ISBN 9780241015377 (paperback) $32.95
9780241015407 (hbk.) $49.95