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  • Killing for Country

  • A Family Story
  • By: David Marr
  • Narrated by: David Marr
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins

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Killing for Country

By: David Marr
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Publisher's Summary

David Marr was shocked to discover forebears who served with the brutal Native Police in the bloodiest years on the frontier. Killing for Country is the result – a soul-searching Australian history.

This is a richly detailed saga of politics and power in the colonial world – of land seized, fortunes made and lost, and the violence let loose as squatters and their allies fought for possession of the country – a war still unresolved in today's Australia.

2024, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Non-Fiction Book Award, Short-listed

2023, Readings Best Non-Fiction, Winner

2024, Indie Book Awards Non Fiction, Winner

2024, ABIA Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year, Short-listed

2024, Indie Book Awards Book of the Year, Winner

©2023 David Marr (P)2024 Bolinda Publishing
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  • Categories: History

Critic Reviews

'Killing For Country is a timely exercise in truth-telling amid a disturbing resurgence of denialism.' (The Age)
'Killing for Country ... stands out for its unflinching eye, its dogged research, and the quality and power of its writing.' (The Australian Book Review)
'Killing for Country … shines a light into the dark shameful corners of our collective national experience. What we will find when we look and listen won't be pretty, but it is necessary to confront – not to be captives of history, but to learn from it and transcend it.' (The Conversation)

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In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.