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Wild Man : The true story of a police killing, mental illness and the law - Alecia Simmonds

Wild Man

The true story of a police killing, mental illness and the law


Published: 1st September 2015
For Ages: 18+ years old
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In April 2012 a man was shot dead by police on a remote farm in New South Wales called the School of Happiness. The victim, who was high on a cocktail of drugs and who suffered from mental illness, had been threatening attendees of a hippie festival with a crossbow and hunting knife. When the police finally arrived, they tried to subdue him but, ultimately, fatal shots were fired.

In Wild Man Alecia Simmonds follows the coronial inquest into the police killing. She reveals what really happened that night and unravels the web of issues entangled in this fascinating, bizarre and, undoubtedly, tragic case: a cultural clash between hippies and hunters; drug use, violence, masculinity and psychosis. She asks how family members, as well as police, came to work on the frontline of mental health. This spectacular book is a clear-eyed look at some of the most pressing problems facing contemporary Australia.



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A revealing look at mental illness


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    ISBN: 9781922213686
    ISBN-10: 1922213683
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 18+ years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 260
    Published: 1st September 2015
    Publisher: Affirm Press
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.2  x 2.0
    Weight (kg): 0.36
    Edition Number: 1