TRUE CRIME: FROM WHITECHAPEL TO WHERE

CASE 6: FROM WHITECHAPEL TO WHERE BY DAVID MURRAY The First Fleet disembarked at New South Wales in 1788 with documents solipsistically claiming land ownership and a sideline reference to dual occupancy with the local Aborigines. The new proprietors claimed (to themselves) that they would endeavour by every possible means to open an intercourse with … More TRUE CRIME: FROM WHITECHAPEL TO WHERE

TRUE CRIME: TIERNAN, SMITH AND DESMOND: THE MEN FROM GOD KNOWS WHERE

ENDNOTES AND COLD MERCY: CRIME STORIES FROM COLONIAL NEWCASTLE CASE 2.TIERNAN, SMITH AND DESMOND: THE MEN FROM GOD KNOWS WHERE BY DAVID MURRAY David Murray is a university medalist with a Creative Arts Phd from Newcastle Uni. He has published two books of poetry: “Swinging from a broken clock” and “Blue bottle” (Sultana Press) alongside … More TRUE CRIME: TIERNAN, SMITH AND DESMOND: THE MEN FROM GOD KNOWS WHERE

David Murray’s “Words for the Heat of Deeds” – A Story of Newcastle’s Convict Years

Newcastle has a rich literary history, being the site that created the first full length autobiography ever written in Australia, and  the first dictionary ever compiled in Australia. These were the works of the infamous convict James Hardy Vaux and the 5th of July 2012 celebrated the bicentenary of this important milestone in Australia’s literary … More David Murray’s “Words for the Heat of Deeds” – A Story of Newcastle’s Convict Years