The Resource Wild Man

Wild Man

Label
Wild Man
Title
Wild Man
Statement of responsibility
Alecia Simmonds
Title variation
Wild man
Title variation remainder
the true story of a police killing, mental illness and the law
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In April 2012 a man was shot dead by police on a remote farm in New South Wales called the School of Happiness. The victim, who was high on a cocktail of drugs and who suffered from mental illness, had been threatening attendees of a hippie festival with a crossbow and hunting knife. When the police finally arrived, they tried to subdue him but, ultimately, fatal shots were fired. In Wild Man Alecia Simmonds follows the coronial inquest into the police killing. She reveals what really happened that night and unravels the web of issues entangled in this fascinating, bizarre and, undoubtedly, tragic case: a cultural clash between hippies and hunters; drug use, violence, masculinity and psychosis. She asks how family members, as well as police, came to work on the frontline of mental health. This spectacular book is a clear-eyed look at some of the most pressing problems facing contemporary Australia."
Summary
In April 2012 a man was shot dead by police on a remote farm in New South Wales called the School of Happiness. The victim, who was high on a cocktail of drugs and who suffered from mental illness, had been threatening attendees of a hippie festival with a crossbow and hunting knife. When the police finally arrived, they tried to subdue him but, ultimately, fatal shots were fired. In Wild Man Alecia Simmonds follows the coronial inquest into the police killing. She reveals what really happened that night and unravels the web of issues entangled in this fascinating, bizarre and, undoubtedly, tragic case: a cultural clash between hippies and hunters; drug use, violence, masculinity and psychosis. She asks how family members, as well as police, came to work on the frontline of mental health. This spectacular book is a clear-eyed look at some of the most pressing problems facing contemporary Australia
Tone
Writing style
Award
Davitt Awards, Best True Crime, 2016
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10451851
Cataloging source
QRML
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Simmonds, Alecia
Dewey number
363.23209944
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Pringle, Ryan, -2012 -- Death and burial
Target audience
adult
Label
Wild Man
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001916
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925344394
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Wild Man
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001916
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925344394
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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