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Gone for a song : a death in custody on Palm Island / Jeff Waters.

Gone for a song : a death in custody on Palm Island / Jeff Waters.
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Record Number 13028
ISBN 9780733322167
Location 364.3 WAT
Author Waters, Jeff
Title Gone for a song : a death in custody on Palm Island / Jeff Waters. [BOOK]
Published Sydney : ABC Books, 2008.
Collation ix, 246 p. : 1 map ; 21 cm.
General Note Includes bibliographical references.
"In November 2004, Mulrunji, a member of Palm Island's Aboriginal community, was picked up by the police. Between the paddy wagon and the cells, there was an altercation with the arresting officer, Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley and an hour later Mulrunji was dead, alone in his cell. The autopsy reports sparked riots on the island that left the police station, barracks and court house in ruins. Queensland's acting State Coroner found that Mulrunji died as a result of the actions of the Senior Sergeant Hurley, who was later at trial acquitted of manslaughter. This death in custody sparked not just the riots on Palm Island but a wave of protest across Queensland with hundreds, even thousands, marching in Brisbane and Townsville. Senior correspondent Jeff Waters brings years of experience in investigative journalism to bear to examine what happened between Mulrunji's arrest and Senior Sergeant Hurley's acquittal. Along the way he discovered a problematic investigation and a community still reeling from yet another blow in a long line of injustices which stem from the time that dislocated Aboriginal people were taken to Palm Island from their native lands." - Publisher website.
Topical Term Prisoners, Aboriginal Australian -- Queensland -- Palm Island -- Death.
Police - Complaints against - Queensland - Palm Island
Discrimination in justice administration - Queensland - Palm Island
Aboriginal Australians - Queensland - Palm Island
Doomadgee, Mulrunji - Death and burial
Added Corporate Name Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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