At the end of the 19th century, Martha Needle became known as 'The Black Widow' of the Richmond poisoning case after secretly poisoning her husband and children.
The Black Widow was a media sensation in her day, as infamous as Ned Kelly even sharing the same lawyer. After poisoning her husband and two of her children, Needle became obsessed with the kind-hearted son of a Danish immigrant and began picking off his brothers one by one. Reported as far afield as the New York Times, Martha's story was front page news in Australia, edging out many stories of the day that remain in the public consciousness today. And yet very few remember Martha Needle's name. Stranger still a generation later Martha Needle's nephew Alexander Lee seemed to follow in his aunt's footsteps when he poisoned his wife and three of his children.
What strange quirk of fate led these two relatives connected through family to commit virtually the same crime? And was their fate at the end of a rope the true end of the story? This story explores the crimes of Martha Needle and the social and historical context surrounding them. Many women are repeat callers- on average, they will go back to an abusive partner eight times before leaving for good. In this confronting and deeply researched account, journalist Jess Hill uncovers the ways in which abusers exert control in the darkest - and most intimate - ways imaginable.
She asks- What do we know about perpetrators? Why is it so hard to leave? What does successful intervention look like? What emerges is not only a searing investigation of the violence so many women experience, but a dissection of how that violence can be enabled and reinforced by the judicial system we trust to protect us. Combining exhaustive research with riveting storytelling, See What You Made Me Do dismantles the flawed logic of victim-blaming and challenges everything you thought you knew about domestic and family violence.
Imprint: Black Inc. In a lively and engaging style, Michelle Arrow has written a new history of this transformative decade; one that is more urgent, and more resonant, than ever. In homosexuality was illegal, God Save the Queen was our national anthem and women pretended to be married to access the pill.
By the end of the decade conscription was scrapped, tertiary education was free, access to abortion had improved, the White Australia policy was abolished and a woman read the news on the ABC for the first time. The Seventies was the decade that shaped modern Australia.
But the Seventies was also the era when the personal became political, when we had a Royal Commission into Human Relationships and when social movements tore down the boundary between public and private life. Women wanted childcare, equal pay, protection from violence and agency to shape their own lives. The sixty towns and cities reviewed in this volume have been carefully selected using an exacting set of scientific criteria developed at the prestigious University of Nimbin, combined with extensive field research, a desire to offend, and where possible a sense of humour.
It's commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger because of its striped back and is believed by most experts to have become extinct in the 20th century. Then in , a chance encounter with an elderly bushman unlocked a wealth of previously untold information that led Col into the vast and untrodden wilderness of Tasmania's Weld Valley. In Shadow Of The Thylacine, Col tells of his search for the Tasmanian tiger, revealing why he believes that this shy animal still exists in remote areas of Australia.
Before long, The Movement, as it was known, developed into a sophisticated intelligence agency, with its tentacles reaching into every corner of politics and also working closely with official intelligence agencies, especially the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation ASIO. Santamaria based his Movement also called The Show completely on the Communist Party, copying its spectacularly successful union-organising machinery.
Within a decade, it had defeated communist power in many major unions. He also adopted the communists' strategy of infiltrating the Labor Party, and embarked on an aggressive program to transform it into a Catholic political machine, helping spark the great Labor Split of the mids. Ironically, in modelling the Movement on his enemy, Santamaria imported its most odious characteristic- Stalinism. He rapidly embraced the characteristics of a Stalinist leader, actively cultivating his own 'cult of personality'. Over time, this infected The Movement, as it adopted authoritarian practices and imposed anti-democratic policies on the unions it controlled, mirroring the communists' modus operandi.
As in the Communist Party, this inevitably caused internal battles and catastrophic splits that undermined and, eventually, destroyed The Movement. Weaving together a rich story from previously secret archives of both The Movement and the Communist Party, ASIO's massive files, and extensive oral history interviews, The Show exposes a previously unseen side of Santamaria's Catholic Movement.
He watched in bewilderment as a small pro-Tibet protest was overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students. Where did they come from? Why were they so aggressive? And what gave them the right to shut down others exercising their democratic right to protest? The authorities did nothing about it, and what he saw stayed with him. In it was revealed that wealthy Chinese businessmen linked to the Chinese Communist Party had become the largest donors to both major political parties.
What he found shocked him. The CCP is determined to win, while Australia looks the other way. Thoroughly researched and powerfully argued, Silent Invasionis a sobering examination of the mounting threats to democratic freedoms Australians have for too long taken for granted. Sydney: HarperCollins.
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