Quilty Book Club: ‘Murder At Myall Creek’ (2016)

10.30AM Thu 31 Oct 2019
QAG | Members lounge | Ticketed

During spring the titles on the Members Book Club reading list have been selected by Ben Quilty to connect to, contextualise and discuss ideas presented in his work.

Book 2: Murder At Myall Creek (2016), Mark Tedeschi

In 1838, eleven convicts and former convicts were put on trial for the brutal murder of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek in New South Wales. It would become the most serious trial of mass murder in Australia’s history and perhaps the best documented atrocity in the long, genocidal war against Aboriginal people. Tedeschi’s deeply moving account follows prosecutor and Attorney General John Hubert Plunkett, a man who arguably achieved more for modern-day civil rights in Australia than anyone else before or since.

Book 1: The Secret River (2005), Kate Grenville
Book 3: The Burial (2014), Courtney Collins

$12 Members | $17 Members' guests (includes coffee/tea and sweets) / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to join the monthly discussions hosted by Book Club Facilitator Eve Jensen
Members receive 20% off current and past Book Club titles from the QAGOMA Store. Pre-order your books with the Store to avoid disappointment.