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This House of grief : the story of a murder trial

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.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320003843210 364.1523 GAR
Adult Non Fiction   East Maitland library . . Available .  
32320004173856 364.1523 GAR
Adult Non Fiction   Maitland library . . Available .  
32320003988619 364.1523 GAR
Adult Non Fiction   Maitland library . . Available .  
32320003819129 364.1523 GAR
Adult Non Fiction   Rutherford library . . Available .  
32320003835729 364.1523 GAR
Adult Non Fiction   Thornton library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781922079206 (pbk.)
1922079200
Classification Number 364.1523 GAR
Author Garner, Helen, 1942-
Title This House of grief : the story of a murder trial [BK]
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.
Gambino, Cindy
Farquharson, Robert, -- 1969-
Subject Trials (Murder) -- Australia
Filicide -- Australia
Children -- Crimes against -- Australia
Custody of children -- Australia
Mothers of murder victims -- Australia
Murder -- Australia
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