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Who Bombed the Hilton? : Winner - The Nib: Waverley Library Award for Literature 2016 - Rachel Landers

Who Bombed the Hilton?

Winner - The Nib: Waverley Library Award for Literature 2016

Paperback Published: 1st April 2016
ISBN: 9781742233512
Number Of Pages: 416

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Once you start to go through the archives, the story of the Hilton bombing – what happened, who probably did it and how the truth was lost – becomes apparent.’

On 13 February 1978 a bomb exploded outside the Hilton Hotel in George Street, Sydney. Two garbage collectors and a police officer were killed. It was the first act of domestic terrorism on Australian soil, and the crime is still unsolved.

Rachel Landers unravels this complex the case in forensic detail, scouring everything the government archives has to offer – witness statements, interview transcripts and blow-by-blow accounts of police investigations. But along the way she offers a fascinating exposé of Australian life and politics as she answers the big questions about the case: Why is the bombing still unsolved? How didthe truth get lost? And, most importantly, who did bomb the Hilton?

About the Author

Rachel Landers is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and co-founder of the production company Pony Films. She completed a PhD in history at Sydney University, a post-graduate directing course at NIDA and is now head of documentary the Australian Film and Television School. Her films have screened at numerous international festivals and have been shortlisted for various awards including the Chicago Film Festival's Gold Hugo and two Australian Film Industry Awards (writing and direction) for the film Revisionism .

Her film The Snowman won the Sydney Film Festival documentary prize. Her most recent film The Inquisition , about police corruption and the Wood Royal Commission, was screened on ABC1 in 2011.

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`A terrifying tale written with sparkling good humour and panache.'
- Anna Funder

ISBN: 9781742233512
ISBN-10: 1742233511
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st April 2016
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.39

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