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The Resource The Griffith wars : the powerful true story of Donald Mackay's murder and the town that stood up to the mafia, Tom Gilling and Terry Jones

The Griffith wars : the powerful true story of Donald Mackay's murder and the town that stood up to the mafia, Tom Gilling and Terry Jones

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The Griffith wars : the powerful true story of Donald Mackay's murder and the town that stood up to the mafia
Title
The Griffith wars
Title remainder
the powerful true story of Donald Mackay's murder and the town that stood up to the mafia
Statement of responsibility
Tom Gilling and Terry Jones
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The story behind the murder that shocked a nation
  • The assassination of Donald Mackay was meant to solve a problem for the mafia. Instead it roused the law-abiding citizens of Griffith to fight against the powerful criminal elements who had made their town synonymous with drugs and murder. Drawing on the personal diaries and memories of Terry Jones - who, as the editor of the local newspaper, knew everyone and heard everything - The Griffith Wars reveals startling new evidence about one of Australia's most notorious unsolved murders. It also powerfully recounts the struggle for the soul of a country town still battling to shake off its criminal past
Biographical or historical data
Tom Gilling's acclaimed novels, The Sooterkin, Miles McGinty and Dreamland have all been published in Australia, as well as in London and New York. His is co-author with Clive Small of the highly successful Smack Express, Blood Money, Evil Life and The Dark Side. Terry Jones was a friend of Donald Mackay, a long-time resident of Griffith and editor of The Area News and The Griffith Times. His diaries form the basis of this book.
Cataloging source
YDX
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Gilling, Tom
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Jones, Terry
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  • Mackay, Donald Bruce
  • Trimbole, Robert
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Mafia
  • Drug traffic
  • Marijuana
  • Missing persons
  • Corruption
  • Organised crime
  • Murder
  • Criminal investigation
  • Drug abuse and crime
Target audience
adult
Label
The Griffith wars : the powerful true story of Donald Mackay's murder and the town that stood up to the mafia, Tom Gilling and Terry Jones
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060485325
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760295912
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781760295912
  • (Sirsi) i9781760295912
  • (OCoLC)993962267
Label
The Griffith wars : the powerful true story of Donald Mackay's murder and the town that stood up to the mafia, Tom Gilling and Terry Jones
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060485325
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760295912
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781760295912
  • (Sirsi) i9781760295912
  • (OCoLC)993962267

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