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Murder at Myall Creek: The Trial That Defined a Nation by Mark Tedeschi Simon & Schuster, 2016, 319 pages, $32.99 ________________________________________ Someone gave me, as a Christmas present, Mark Tedeschi’s book Murder at Myall Creek. It is not a bad read, though some things are left unexplained, and the book has no index. My criticism of the book arises from its somewhat dubious scholarship. Tedeschi quotes from an 1837 report of a select committee of the British parliament: In London, a Select Committee of the House of Commons on Aborigines in the British Settlements concluded that: The invasion of Aboriginal…

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