Griffith Wars: The powerful true story of Donald Mackay’s murder and the town that stood up to the Mafia
Terry Jones, Tom Gilling
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
The story behind the murder that shocked a nation.
‘Donald Mackay was not just an innocent victim tragically struck down by a criminal act. He was a casualty of the actual fight against organised crime … killed on active service, as it were … His name should never be forgotten, his passing must not be allowed to be in vain.’The assassination of Donald Mackay was meant to solve a problem for the mafia. Instead it roused the law-abiding citizens of Griffith to fight against the powerful criminal elements who had made their town synonymous with drugs and murder.Drawing on the personal diaries and memories of Terry Jones – who, as the editor of the local newspaper, knew everyone and heard everything – The Griffith Wars reveals startling new evidence about one of Australia’s most notorious unsolved murders. It also powerfully recounts the struggle for the soul of a country town still battling to shake off its criminal past.
|Dimensions||23 × 128 × 197 mm|