AUSTRALIAN COLLECTION BOOK CLUB: ‘THE BOUNDARY’ (2011)
10.30AM Thu 23 Nov 2017
QAG | Members lounge | Ticketed
Winner of the 2009 David Unaipon Award,The Boundary is a murder mystery wrapped in a history lesson. Hours after rejecting the Corrowa people's native title claim on Brisbane's Meston Park, Justice Bruce Brosnan is brutally murdered in his home. Days later, lawyers against the claim are also found dead. Aboriginal people were once prohibited from entering Brisbane's city limits at night, and Meston Park stood on the boundary. Corrowa matriarch Ethel Cobb is convinced the murders are the work of an ancient assassin who has returned to destroy the boundary, but Aboriginal lawyer Miranda Eversely isn't so sure. When the Premier is kidnapped, the pressure to find the killer intensifies.