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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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A profoundly moving and inspiring memoir from Australia's domestic violence crusader, Rosie Batty.

Rosie Batty knows pain no woman should have to suffer. Her son was killed by his father in a violent incident in February 2014, a horrendous event that shocked not only the nation, but the world. Greg Anderson murdered his 11-year-old son Luke and was then shot by police at the Tyabb cricket oval. Rosie had suffered years of family violence, and had had intervention and custody orders in place in an effort to protect herself and her son. She believes the killing was Greg's final act of control over her.

Since the events of last February, Rosie has become an outspoken crusader against domestic violence, winning hearts and mind all over Australia with her compassion, courage, grace and forgiveness. In the wake of the tragedy, Rosie's advocacy work has forced an unprecedented national focus on family violence, with the Victorian Labor government establishing Australia's first royal commission into family violence, and committing a further $30 million over four years to protect women and children at high risk of family violence. The then Victorian Police Commissioner Ken Lay called it 'the Rosie Batty factor'. In January 2015, Rosie was named Australian of the Year, 2015.

'Inspiring, heartfelt and profoundly moving, this is Rosie's story.

'A percentage of royalties from sales of this book are going to the Luke Batty Foundation.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2015 .
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      Extent: 336p.
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      • Published 21/09/2015
      ISBN: 9781460750551

Works about this Work

Rosie to Share Her Story in New Book 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 September 2015; (p. 2)

— Review of A Mother's Story R. Batty B Corbett 2015 single work autobiography
'Australian of the Year Rosie Batty has achieved her literary dream in the shadow of her son Luke's unfathomably tragic death at the hands of his father in February last year...'
[Untitled] Lauren Novak , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 November 2015; (p. 35)

— Review of A Mother's Story R. Batty B Corbett 2015 single work autobiography
Being Rosie Batty Rachel Buchanan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 377 2015; (p. 48)

— Review of A Mother's Story R. Batty B Corbett 2015 single work autobiography
Rosie to Share Her Story in New Book 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 September 2015; (p. 2)

— Review of A Mother's Story R. Batty B Corbett 2015 single work autobiography
'Australian of the Year Rosie Batty has achieved her literary dream in the shadow of her son Luke's unfathomably tragic death at the hands of his father in February last year...'
[Untitled] Lauren Novak , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 November 2015; (p. 35)

— Review of A Mother's Story R. Batty B Corbett 2015 single work autobiography
Being Rosie Batty Rachel Buchanan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 377 2015; (p. 48)

— Review of A Mother's Story R. Batty B Corbett 2015 single work autobiography
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