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y separately published work icon The Murchison Murders single work   non-fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1934... 1934 The Murchison Murders
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Account of how 'Snowy Rowles' murdered three men in Western Australia during late 1929 and early 1930, utilising the method for disposing of corpses described in Upfield's novel The Sands of Windee (1931). 'Rowles' had been present during a discussion between Upfield and a fellow worker on the rabbit-proof fence about finding a fool-proof means of disposing of a body to use in the novel. Upfield discusses similarities and differences between the novel and the actual case.

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    y separately published work icon Up and Down the Real Australia : Autobiographical Articles and The Murchison Murders Arthur W. Upfield , Kees De Hoog , Morrisville : Bonaparte Holdings Pty Ltd , 2009 Z1560308 2009 selected work autobiography non-fiction 'Up and Down the Real Australia is the second published collection of short works by Arthur Upfield. Kees de Hoog has selected 45 anecdotes and autobiographical articles about the 20 years from 1911 when Upfield first arrived in Australia. They cover his life and work in the outback, and his First World War service at Gallipoli and the Somme. It includes The Murchison Murders, Upfield's account of how the "perfect murder" was developed for his second Bony novel, The Sands of Windee; how Snowy Rowles used it to commit at least one, probably three, murders in 1929; how the crime was solved; and what happened at Rowles' trial in 1932' (Publisher website). Morrisville : Bonaparte Holdings Pty Ltd , 2009 pg. 169-202

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Just the Facts : Death Imitates Art Jim Doherty , 2004-2005 single work column
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 46-49)
Just the Facts : Death Imitates Art Jim Doherty , 2004-2005 single work column
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 46-49)
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  • Murchison, Eneabba - Morawa - Mullewa area, Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
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