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The Resource The Drowned Man

The Drowned Man

Label
The Drowned Man
Title
The Drowned Man
Statement of responsibility
Brendan James Murray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A chance encounter in a fish-’n’-chip shop set Brendan Murray on the trail of a mystery. Had a gay man been secretly murdered on HMAS Australia during the Second World War?The veteran he spoke to was certain. ‘I knew about it,’ he said. ‘We all did.’But was the story true? If so, who was the dead man? And why was it so hard to find out?The Drowned Man is a search for the answer, almost stymied by cover-up and silence. In the end, it brings us to the lies that have shrouded our understanding of war, and especially of war at sea.As one of the survivors poignantly says, ‘I want to pass it on to the next generation. What it was like. What it was really like.’
Summary
"A chance encounter in a fish-'n'-chip shop set Brendan Murray on the trail of a mystery. Had a gay man been secretly murdered on HMAS Australia during the Second World War? The veteran he spoke to was certain. 'I knew about it,' he said. 'We all did.' But was the story true? If so, who was the dead man? And why was it so hard to find out? The Drowned Man is a search for the answer, almost stymied by cover-up and silence. In the end, it brings us to the lies that have shrouded our understanding of war, and especially of war at sea. As one of the survivors poignantly says, 'I want to pass it on to the next generation. What it was like. What it was really like.'--Back cover
Award
Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime, 2017
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10599311
Cataloging source
ANL
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Murray, Brendan James
Dewey number
363.259523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • True Crime
  • Biography
  • History
Target audience
adult
Label
The Drowned Man
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:EPD_284683
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760401214
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Drowned Man
Control code
BORROWBOX:EPD_284683
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781760401214
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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