About this book
Cameron Doomadgee, a 36-year-old Aborigine from Palm Island, was arrested for swearing at a white police officer. Within 45 minutes of being locked up, he was dead. In exploring the case, Chloe Hooper has written a masterful book of reportage in the tradition of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood". 'This meticulous, compelling portrayal of the dark side of Australian life deserves the widest possible audience' "Sunday Times"
When Cameron Doomadgee, a 36-year-old member of the Aboriginal community of Palm Island, was arrested for swearing at a white police officer, he was dead within forty-five minutes of being locked up. The police claimed he'd tripped on a step, but the pathologist likened his injuries to those received in a plane crash.