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Author McNab, Duncan, author.

Title Waterfront : graft, corruption and violence : Australia's crime frontier from 1788 to now / Duncan McNab.

Published Sydney, N.S.W. : Hachette Australia, 2015.
©2015.

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 UniM Bail  364.13230994 MCNA    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 344 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 325-329) and index.
Contents 1. Land ho! -- 2. Rum and the lash -- 3. The Campbells are coming! -- 4. Bounty and mutiny -- 5. Rebels and revenge -- 6. The new broom -- 7. The adventures of Batman -- 8. Boom times -- 9. Solidarity forever -- 10. Strike! -- 11. The contenders -- 12. Enter the push -- 13. Plague! -- 14. A nation united - sort of -- 15. Australia goes to war - again -- 16. Mr Hughes goes travelling -- 17. A spot of pillage -- 18. Snorts and rorts -- 19. Slash -- 20. Its' all in the timing -- 21. The hungry mile -- 22. The bounty of war -- 23. Accidental incentives -- 24. Silk stockings -- 25. Mr Big's big break -- 26. Squirrel rip -- 27. It's only a crime if you're caught -- 28. The underbelly -- 29. Oceans of cash -- 30. Here comes the judge(s) -- 31. Demise of the dinosaurs -- 32. Skulduggery -- 33. Some things change, some remain the same.
Summary Ever since the First Fleet dropped anchor, Australia's ports have been our opening to the world. They are also the breeding ground for many of Australia's most notorious criminals, and a magnet for local and overseas criminal syndicates. WATERFRONT is the story of the crimes, the politics, the characters and the corruption in our nation's ports. From the time of Phillip and Bligh to today, from the gold rushes to modern-day drug smuggling, a criminal element has always found ways to profit from the rise and dominance of waterfront unions. After a century of Royal Commissions, reports, denials and crackdowns, crime and wrongdoing in Australia's ports remains organised, entrenched and incredibly profitable. Investigative journalist and former police detective Duncan McNab lifts the lid on the intriguing and chequered history of Australia's waterfront.
Subject Political corruption -- Australia.
Crime -- Australia.
Criminals -- Australia.
Waterfronts -- Social aspects -- Australia.
Harbors -- Social aspects -- Australia.
ISBN 9780733632518 (paperback)
0733632513 (paperback)