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Tom Gilling Tom Gilling i(A26394 works by)
Born: Established: 1961 Norwich, Norfolk,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1983
Heritage: English
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Tom Gilling is also joint author of Trial and Error: Mordechai Vanunu and Israel's Nuclear Bomb (1991).

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Code of Silence : How One Honest Police Officer Took on Australia's Most Corrupt Police Force Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2016 9321367 2016 single work autobiography

'The powerful true story of the first police officer to lift the lid on police corruption in Queensland and what then happened to him.

''Wherever there is power and money, there is always the risk of corruption. But everyone has a choice: to become involved or to take a stand against it.'

'Colin Dillon is an extraordinary man. He was the first Indigenous policeman in Australia. But that is actually a very small part of his story.

'He was also the first serving police officer to voluntarily appear before the Fitzgerald Commission of Inquiry in 1987 and give first-hand evidence of police corruption. He did this at a time when the Fitzgerald Inquiry was beginning and struggling for traction. His evidence at the Inquiry was instrumental in eventually sending some police, including Police Commissioner Terry Lewis, and politicians to prison.

'Revealing, powerful and uncompromising, this is the story of Colin Dillon's nearly 40 years in a police force rotten to the core. It describes the extraordinary range of criminal activities - drugs, gaming, SP bookmaking, brothels, vehicle theft - that were allowed to operate with impunity in return for bribes. It also tells of the high price an honest man and his family paid for his decision to break the code of silence.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best True Crime
y separately published work icon The Bagman : Final Confessions of Jack Herbert Sydney : ABC Books , 2004 Z1144412 2004 single work autobiography
2005 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best True Crime
y separately published work icon Miles McGinty Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2001 Z899669 2001 single work novel

'Set in the late nineteenth century, Tom Gilling’s magical novel tells the tale of Miles McGinty, a young man who decides to learn how to fly. We meet an entrancing cast of characters: among them a kind of swagman, an enigmatic fellow who makes his living doing levitation tricks; Eliza, Miles’s grandly theatrical mother; and Mr Windsor, a light-fingered pedagogue who likes to meddle in the affairs of others. But Miles McGinty is also a love story that takes flight when Miles meets Isabel McCauley, a clever, sceptical girl determined to prove her own destiny.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2002 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
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