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The Resource This house of grief : the story of a murder trial, Helen Garner

This house of grief : the story of a murder trial, Helen Garner

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This house of grief : the story of a murder trial
Title
This house of grief
Title remainder
the story of a murder trial
Statement of responsibility
Helen Garner
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain. On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father's Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother, Cindy, when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven and two, drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident? The court case became Helen Garner's obsession. She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict. In this utterly compelling book, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life. She presents the theatre of the courtroom with its actors and audience, all gathered for the purpose of bearing witness to the truth, players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice. This House of Grief is a heartbreaking and unputdownable book by one of Australia's most admired writers
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1942-
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Garner, Helen
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Gambino, Cindy
  • Farquharson, Robert
  • Filicide
  • Mothers of murder victims
  • Custody of children
  • Children
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
This house of grief : the story of a murder trial, Helen Garner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781922079206
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a115898
  • (Sirsi) a115898
Label
This house of grief : the story of a murder trial, Helen Garner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781922079206
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a115898
  • (Sirsi) a115898

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