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y separately published work icon Bearing Witness : The Remarkable Life of Charles Bean, Australia's Greatest War Correspondent Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2015 8361614 2015 single work biography

'Charles Bean was Australia's greatest and most famous war correspondent. He is the journalist who told Australia about the horrors of Gallipoli and the Western Front. He is the historian who did so much to create the Anzac legend and shape the emerging Australian identity in the years after Federation. He is the patriot who was central to the establishment of one of this country's most important cultural institutions, the Australian War Memorial. Yet we know so little about him as a man. Bearing Witness rectifies that omission in our national biography.

'This is the first complete portrait of Charles Bean. It is the story of a boy from Bathurst and his search for truth: in the bush, on the battlefield and in the writing of the official history of Australia's involvement in World War I. But beyond this, it is a powerful and detailed exploration of his life, his accomplishments and a marriage that sustained and enriched him.

'Insightful, unexpected and compelling, Bearing Witness gives rich personality to a remarkable life.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted National Biography Award
2015 winner The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Excellence in Non-fiction Award
2015 winner 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature Anzac Centenary Prize for Literature
y separately published work icon Killing Juanita : A True Story of Murder and Corruption Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2004 13652187 2004 single work biography

'On the morning of 4 July 1975, Juanita Nielsen, a wealthy heiress, Sydney newspaper publisher and anti-development campaigner went to appointment at a Kings Cross nightclub and simply disappeared. For over a quarter of a century, the Juanita Nielsen case has remained one of Australia's great unsolved murder mysteries.

Written with all the suspense and drama of the best crime fiction, Killing Juanita is the true story of that crime and of the characters involved: Loretta Crawford, drag queen and night club receptionist, the last person to see Nielsen alive; powerful businessman and property developer, Frank Theeman; his involvement with legendary Kings Cross figures James McCartney Anderson and Abe Saffron; and hired hands like Eddie Trigg for whom Juanita Nielsen's murder was no loss to society as all'.

It is also a story about greed, police corruption, dirty politics and cover-ups. From failed police investigation to reinvestigation more than two decades later, from coronial inquest to federal parliamentary inquiry, Killing Juanita is an unflinching examination of a crime that remains a shameful blot on the administration of justice. It finally puts to rest the mystery of Juanita Nielsen's disappearance.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

2004 winner Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best True Crime
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