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Wakool crossing, Mike Richards

Label
Wakool crossing
Title
Wakool crossing
Statement of responsibility
Mike Richards
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In November 1916, just a few years after federation and while Australia was at war in Europe, Hazel Hood, the beautiful 18-year-old daughter of a Riverina grazier, went to a local dance and never came home. Her mysterious disappearance caused a sensation in the district around the pioneer settlement of Wakool Crossing near the Victorian-New South Wales border. The mystery further intensified when, a week later, Hazel's body - still clothed in her white party dress - was recovered from the Wakool river with a mark of violence upon her head, and her silk scarf tied tightly around her neck. Her disappearance was reported in major daily newspapers as far afield as Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, but the mystery of what happened to her was never fully explained. As a child in the Mallee in the 1950s, Mike Richards was told the story of Hazel Hood's tragic disappearance by his grandmother, Hazel's elder sister, who firmly believed she had been murdered. Now, almost 100 years after her death, the author takes us with him as he seeks to unravel the mystery and reveal the truth about what happened to Hazel Hood - an unassuming, fun-loving, and caring girl, and a favourite in the district
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Richards, Mike
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hood, Hazel
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Murder victims
  • Missing persons
  • Wakool Crossing (N.S.W.)
Label
Wakool crossing, Mike Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000048908780
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
149 p.
Isbn
9781921844911
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Wakool crossing, Mike Richards
Publication
Control code
000048908780
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
149 p.
Isbn
9781921844911
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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