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David Marr

Author Talk: Killing for Country

Join us when journalist, author and broadcaster David Marr launches his latest book Killing For Country: A Family Story at Orange City Library on Wednesday 6th December at 5.30pm.

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.

"This book is more than a personal reckoning with Marr's forebears and their crimes. It is an account of an Australian war fought here in our own country, with names, dates, crimes, body counts and the ghastly, remorseless views of the 'settlers'. Thank you, David."—Marcia Langton

This event is supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signings on the night.

Date:   Wednesday 6 December

Time:   5:30pm

Venue: Orange City Library, 147 Byng Street Orange, NSW 2800

Price:   This is a free event.