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Vashti Farrer Vashti Farrer i(A8100 works by) (a.k.a. Vashti Therese Waterhouse)
Born: Established: 1942 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Vashti Farrer has been President of The Society of Women Writers NSW, and Deputy Chair of the NSW Writers' Centre. Aside from the works listed here, she has also written primary school readers.

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y separately published work icon Ellen Thomson : Beyond a Reasonable Doubt? Braddon : Halstead Press , 2014 8630408 2014 single work non-fiction biography

'At 8 o’clock on Monday morning, 13 June 1887, Ellen Thomson was hanged at Her Majesty’s Brisbane Gaol for the murder of her husband. She is the only woman to be executed under Queensland law.

'But did she receive a fair trial, and did she deserve the ultimate punishment?

'Author Vashti Farrer’s latest book reveals a tropical Queensland alive with goldrush excitement, and the hard lives of pioneering communities in Port Douglas, from English immigrants to Chinese settlers, all looking to make a better life.

'Into this world stepped a young widow, Ellen Thomson, who married an older farmer, Billy Thomson. After many years of working the farm on the Mossman River together, on the night of 22 October 1886, Billy Thomson was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

'What happened?

'The book outlines events of that fateful night, the subsequent trial and executions and gives a fascinating insight into life at the time.

'It also raises the question, was Ellen Thomson guilty beyond reasonable doubt?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2015 longlisted Davitt Award Best True Crime Book
y separately published work icon Mr Noah and the Cats South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1133644 2004 single work children's fiction children's
2005 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
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