Dark Tales from the Long River

Dark Tales from the Long River

A Bloody History of Australia's North-west Frontier

David Price


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From searches for serial killers and missing persons to the persecution of migrants and Aboriginal people, David Price takes us back to a time when the line between lawmakers and criminals was lightly drawn. Based on a wide array of contemporaneous accounts of life in the Gascoyne, these sometimes shocking, sometimes disturbing true crime stories depict an era when laws served to maintain order rather than to secure justice. Dark Tales from the Long River offers a window into an evolving history of colonisation that is still struggling into the light.


David Price:
David Price was raised and educated in the north of Western Australia in the small town of Carnarvon, on the banks of the Gascoyne River. He left home at 17 to train as a teacher and later taught in many parts of the state including Karratha, Exmouth, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie. This marked the beginning of a long career in education that saw him become a principal and then a Director in areas as diverse as student behavior and wellbeing, leadership, innovation, reform and strategy. David is a Churchill Fellow and continues to work in the area of public policy and executive coaching. He lives in