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The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island
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The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (Paperback)

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When Cameron Doomadgee, a 36-year-old member of the Aboriginal community of Palm Island, was arrested for swearing at a white police officer, he was dead within forty-five minutes of being locked up. The police claimed he'd tripped on a step, but the pathologist likened his injuries to those received in a plane crash. The main suspect was the handsome, charismatic Senior Sergeant Christopher Hurley, an experienced cop with decorations for his work.



In following Hurley's trail to some of the wildest and most remote parts of Australia, Chloe Hooper explores Aboriginal myths and history and uncovers buried secrets of white mischief. Atmospheric, gritty and original, The Tall Man takes readers to the heart of a struggle for power, revenge and justice.

BiographyTrue storiesTrue crimeHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAustralasian & Pacific historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyCauses & prevention of crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyCorporate crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyCriminal investigation & detectionForensic sciencePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyDrugs trade / drug traffickingPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyOffendersJuvenile offendersPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyOffendersRehabilitation of offendersPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyOrganized crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyPenology & punishmentPrisonsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyProbation servicesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyStreet crime / gun crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesEthical issues & debatesEthical issues: capital punishmentPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesIndigenous peoplesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesEmergency servicesPolice & security services Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 07/01/2010 ISBN-13: 9780099520764  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Chloe Hooper was born in 1973. Her highly praised first novel, A Child's Book of True Crime (2002), was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Her Observer article about the Doomadgee case, 'Island of Lost Souls', was shortlisted for the Amnesty International Media Awards. She is also the author of The Engagement and The Tall Man, which won seven major literary awards in Australia.

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