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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 to witness to the truth, players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice.

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32320004111666 Audio Adult
Audio book Compact Disc   Maitland library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781489353566
Classification Number Audio Adult
Author Garner, Helen, 1942-
Title This house of grief : the story of a murder trial [AUD]
Edition Unabridged.
Physical Description digital, stereo ;
Series Audio Book
Adult
Performer Read by Kate Hood.
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 to witness to the truth, players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice.
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
Additional Author Hood, Kate
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