Trouble: On Trial in Central Australia (Paperback)

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Trouble: On Trial in Central Australia (Paperback)

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What is going on in the often troubled town of Alice Springs? Trouble goes into the ordered environment of the courtroom to lay out in detail some of the dark disorder in the town's recent history. Men kill their wives, kill one another in seeming senseless acts of revenge, families feud, women join the violence, children watch and learn from the sidelines. Journalist Kieran Finnane follows the stories through witness accounts, recognizing the horror and tragedy of violent events, and the guilt or innocence of perpetrators. She draws on a 25-year practice of journalism in Alice Springs, as well as experience of its everyday life, to add fine grain to the portrait of a town and region being painfully remade.
Kieran Finnane is a founding journalist at the Alice Springs News, an independent weekly started by Central Australia’s longest serving journalist, Erwin Chlanda, in 1994. Kieran also writes for national publications such as Crikey, Griffith Review, Art Monthly Australia and Artlink.
Product Details ISBN: 9780702254031
ISBN-10: 0702254037
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2016
Pages: 296
Language: English