Kit Denton, as well as being a writer, was a radio and television announcer and interviewer. After arriving in Western Australia, he briefly tried goldmining in Kalgoorlie. An ABC announcer from 1951 to 1965, he also worked as a film production manager and director and was a TV scriptwriter. Denton's non-fiction works include For Queen and for Commonwealth (1987 ) and Gallipoli: One Long Grave (1986).
The Breaker : A Novel
Great Australian Writers [Vol. 1]
1973single work novel historical fiction There was a Breaker Morant - he was executed at Pretoria on 27 February 1902. His crime? Wilful murder of civilians. Yet to this day his guilt remains in doubt. Kit Denton's novel, The Breaker, does more than recount the facts and mystery surrounding Morant's death sentence. Full of action and set in three continents, it covers the entire range of the Breaker's activities. We see him as a champion horseman, a likeable larrikin, a popular balladist. We see him in love and in war. Then we see him face the firing squad that will end his life. Was he a cold-blooded killer or a scapegoat? Based on a true story.