Three Crooked Kings

Three Crooked Kings is the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption.

Author: Matthew Condon

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702249112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Three Crooked Kings is the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. At its core is Terence Murray Lewis, deposed and jailed former police commissioner. From his entry into the force in 1949, Lewis rose through the ranks, becoming part of the so-called Rat Pack with detectives Glendon Patrick Hallahan and Tony Murphy under the guiding influence of Commissioner Frank Bischof. The next four decades make for a searing tale of cops and killings, bagmen and blackmail, and sin and sleaze that exposes a police underworld which operated from Queensland and into New South Wales. This gripping book exposes the final pieces of the puzzle, unearths new evidence on cold cases, and explores the pivotal role that whistleblower Shirley Brifman, prostitute and brothel owner, played until her sudden death. Based on extensive and unprecedented access to Terry Lewis and his personal papers, as well as hundreds of interviews with key players and conspirators, Three Crooked Kings is the first of two explosive books. Awarded journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has crafted the definitive account of an era that changed a state and is still reverberating to this day.
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All Fall Down

Sequel to 'Three Crooked Kings' and 'Jacks and Jokers'.

Author: Matthew Condon

Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)

ISBN: 0702253537

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

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The gripping finale to Three Crooked Kings and Jacks and Jokersbrings to a close Matthew Condon's best-selling true-crime trilogy. In 1983, the soon-to-be-knighted Police Commissioner Terry Lewis continues to turn a blind eye to the operation of The Joke, a highly organised system of graft payments from illegal gambling, prostitution and illicit drugs. As the tentacles of this fraudulent vice network spread, the fabric holding together the police, judiciary and political system starts to unravel. All Fall Down offers an unprecedented insight into the Fitzgerald Inquiry and Lewis's subsequent years in prison, and explores the real story behind the dramatic exit of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen. Drawing from interviews with key players who have, until now, been afraid to speak publicly, All Fall Down celebrates the bravery of those unsung heroes who risked everything to expose the truth. This epic trilogy provides the definitive account of an unforgettable period in Queensland's history. The devastating consequences of those decades of corruption still reverberate today. 'For a long time in the Queensland police force, speaking out achieved nothing but hardship, loneliness and fear. Those involved in misconduct were not punished. Those who reported it were.' Fizgerald Inquiry Report
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Jacks and Jokers

Jacks and Jokers is the gripping second instalment of the rise – and spectacular fall – of one man, an entire state and generations of corruption.

Author: Matthew Condon

Publisher: University of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702251993

Category: True Crime

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Continuing on from the bestselling Three Crooked Kings, Jacks and Jokers opens in 1976. Terry Lewis, exiled in western Queensland, is soon to be controversially appointed Police Commissioner. As for the other two original Crooked Kings, Tony Murphy is set to ruthlessly take control of the workings of ‘The Joke’, while Glen Hallahan, retired from the force, begins to show a keen interest in the emerging illicit drug trade. Meanwhile, ex-cop and ‘Bagman’ Jack Herbert collects the payments and efficiently takes police graft to a whole new level. The Joke heralds an era of hard drugs, illegal gambling and prostitution, and leaves in its wake a string of unsolved murders and a trail of dirty money. With the highest levels of police and government turning a blind eye, the careers of honest police officers and the lives of innocent civilians are threatened and often lost as corruption escalates out of control. Revealing more incredible facts and previously untold stories, award-winning journalist and novelist Matthew Condon once again exposes the shocking behaviour outside the law by the law. Jacks and Jokers is the gripping second instalment of the rise – and spectacular fall – of one man, an entire state and generations of corruption.
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Who s Who in the Zoo

More incredible stories from the authors of the best-selling The Second Father: An Insider’s Story of Cops, Crime and Corruption Who’s Who in the Zoo is a first-hand account of Domenico ‘Mick’ Cacciola’s life as a CIB and Special ...

Author: Domenico Cacciola

Publisher: University of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702251818

Category: Law

Page: 240

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More incredible stories from the authors of the best-selling The Second Father: An Insider’s Story of Cops, Crime and Corruption Who’s Who in the Zoo is a first-hand account of Domenico ‘Mick’ Cacciola’s life as a CIB and Special Branch detective over three decades. It captures the colour and grit of policing in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, which in its heyday was the sleazy epicentre of gambling and prostitution. Be transported to the pre- and post-Fitzgerald Inquiry eras: the crooked cops, the corrupt politicians, the stand-over men, the informants, the bank robbers, the drugs, the murderers, the crime and the violence. From making the arrest in Australia’s first televised siege (the hijacking of the Seaworld helicopter) to being expected to chauffeur Commissioner Terry Lewis’s mother around, Cacciola has done – and seen – it all. He held a gun to the head of a hitman contracted by the Griffith mafia to kill Cacciola himself and grasped desperately as a woman trying to suicide off a bridge slipped from his fingers. Always an honest cop, Cacciola was told to turn a blind eye to the gambling and prostitution rife in the Valley. He did as he was told, for a while anyway … Just as the bestselling Three Crooked Kings captured a nation’s interest, this in-your-face true-crime book will enthrall.
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The Night Dragon

Three Crooked Kings is the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society
was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. At its core is Terence Murray
Lewis, deposed and jailed former police commissioner. From his entry into the ...

Author: Matthew Condon

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702261558

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

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&‘He takes you in the middle of the night, like an angel, and you're gone for good.' - Witness at Vincent O'Dempsey's committal hearing. In 2017, Vincent O'Dempsey was sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murders of Barbara McCulkin and her two young daughters. It took over 40 years to bring him to justice. Feared for decades by criminals and police alike, O'Dempsey associated with convicted underworld figures and has been linked to a string of haunting cold cases, including the deadly Whiskey au Go Go nightclub firebombing that killed 15 innocent people. Award-winning investigative journalist Matthew Condon has interviewed dozens of ex-cons, police and witnesses to put together a compelling picture of the calculating killer who spent his life evading the law before he was finally brought to justice.
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Usher

Author: Matthew Condon

Publisher:

ISBN: 0330325809

Category:

Page: 260

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Little Fish Are Sweet

He said he was told that I had written about his deceased parents in Three
Crooked Kings. As this was the case, he wanted to know – would he be getting
any royalties from the book? A few months after Three Crooked Kings came out I.

Author: Matthew Condon

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702257360

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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Little Fish Are Sweet takes the reader behind the scenes of Matthew's Condon's epic six-year, three-book journey, as he fights intimidation and legal threats while relentlessly pursuing the truth. Investigating the web of cold murder cases and pedophile scandals of the past, Condon discovers that police corruption is only one part of a much bigger and more disturbing story. What is revealed in Little Fish are Sweet will make your blood boil.
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The Tunnel

Author: Matthew Condon

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 0749638532

Category: Boys

Page: 55

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The Trout Opera

Through the story of a man who has experienced the tumultuous reverberations of the world while never moving from his birthplace on the Snowy River, it asks, what is this relentless thing called life?

Author: Matthew Condon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780385615068

Category: Agricultural laborers

Page: 567

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After several lifetimes of living anonymously in the outback, Wildred Lampe is finally marked out for greatness in his hundredth year by the Sydney Olympic Committee who need an Australian everyman for their opening ceremony. On the verge of becoming a legend, Wilfred Lampe is in his paddock when a freak accident looks likely to rob him of his chance. Helpless in his hospital bed, Wilfred discovers he has a great-niece, the wild and troubled Aurora. She has come to take him home, where he belongs. As Wilfred and Aurora criss-cross Australia in a clapped-out old Humber Vogue, Wilfred comes face to face with the new Australia, and Aurora, enmeshed in the complex social problems of a modern world, is taught how to repair her life.
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The Crooked Kings of Ancient Greece

Callimachus F75 . 12 - 3 Pf . 54 . Hesychius s . v . kat ' aigas agrias . See Burkert
1979 : 171 n . 6 . 55 . Mark 5 . 1 - 17 . ... 1 , ' they appointed three hundred
lashbearers ( mastigophorous ) as servants ( hupêretas ) and controlled the city (
note ...

Author: Daniel Ogden

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: UVA:X004028094

Category: History

Page: 234

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By comparing traditional narratives concerning archaic colonists and tyrants, with particular attention to the 'speaking names' within them, Daniel Ogden shows that monarchic rulers in archaic Greece were often paradoxically conceptualised as deformed scapegoats or as evil deformed babies of sinister birth. This way of thinking helped to explain their extraordinary power, for they embodied in their twisted limbs a terrible pollution that enabled them to overthrow their communities. Moreover, once the traditional nature of origin-narratives for tyrants is understood, little reason remains for considering seventh-century tyranny a distinctively new phenomenon. In the course of the investigation a diverse range of subjects is encountered, including the myth of Oedipus, the fables of Aesop, the meanings attached to monkeys, pigs and mice, voodoo dolls, demonic cooks, magic rings, the characters of early farce, Spartan hairstyles, the beginnings of Greek democracy and ostracism at Athens.
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The Moose That Roared

King Leo for ransom; a robin and a pelican must rescue the king. DB: Junior, The
King's Aide, PrivateEye Fox, The Robin. ... The Fox and Three Weasels—Three
crooked weasels are employed by soup king Tycoon J.Fox;he wants them to ...

Author: Keith Scott

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466867437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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For those of us who love The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, these names conjure up memories of some of the wittiest, most inspired, and relentlessly hilarious half-hours of animation ever produced. There was a kind of gleeful magic to the shows, a cumulative joy that transcended the crude animation and occasionally muddy sound, and it's this quality that was the essence of the legendary Jay Ward and Bill Scott. Jay Ward was the magnificent visionary, the outrageous showman who lobbied Washington for statehood for Moosylvania, and invited the press to a picnic on the floor of the Plaza Hotel's august Grand Ballroom. Bill Scott was the genial, brilliant head writer, coproducer, and all-purpose creative whirlwind, often described as the "soul" of the shows. In fact, Scott even provided the voices for most of the star characters, giving life to Bullwinkle J. Moose, Mr. Peabody, Dudley Do-Right, and George of the Jungle. From their tiny, oddball animation studio, Jay Ward Productions, they created some of the most memorable animation of all time, and gave birth to a family of characters whose undying popularity has cast them forever into the pop culture firmament. With their distinctively unorthodox, artist-friendly philosophy, Ward and Scott attracted some of the most talented writers and voice actors in the industry, and for a time, Jay Ward Productions was a kind of Camelot of cartoons. Now, through exclusive interviews with Bill Scott, Tiffany Ward, June Foray, and dozens of others intimately involved with the Ward epoch, as well as access to original scripts, artwork, story notes, letters, and memos, Keith Scott has created the definitive history of Jay Ward Productions, including episode guides and voice credits for all the Jay Ward cartoons. From the first "Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of a hat!" to the last "Watch out for that tree!", The Moose That Roared is not only the record of a legendary chapter in animation history, but also the story of a rare and magical relationship between two artists who were wildly, exuberantly ahead of their time, and the fascinating story of the struggle to bring their vision of bad puns and talking animals to unforgettable life.
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Before I Sleep

My Life Fighting Crime and Corruption Ray Whitrod. With a foreword by Matthew
Condon, author of Three Crooked Kings RAY WHITROD M|| || ||= |G|C. CRIME
AND CORRUPTION Ray Whitrod was born in Adelaide in 1915. He matriculated.

Author: Ray Whitrod

Publisher: University of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702254710

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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In the early 1970s, Queensland was a haven for crooks from both sides of the law. It was into this hothouse that Ray Whitrod was controversially appointed as police commissioner in 1970. Just six years later he resigned from the head role of the Queensland Police Force, no longer willing to tolerate the interference of the Bjelke-Petersen government. It was a decision that the Fitzgerald Inquiry would later vindicate. Ray Whitrod rose through the ranks from police cadets in Adelaide to command not only the Queensland police but the Commonwealth and Papua New Guinea forces as well. In wartime, he had trained and flown as a navigator with the RAF in Europe and the Middle East. After the war, he helped to found ASIO, operating both in the field and from behind a desk. At once a personal memoir and a rare insider's view of the Force, this reissue of Before I Sleep has an introduction by Matthew Condon, author of Three Crooked Kings and Jacks and Jokers.
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The Devil s Grip

But it WORKS.’ Matthew Condon, author of the Three Crooked Kings trilogy ‘On its face this is the story of a family steeped in the pursuit of the perfect ram, but beneath the surface lies a riveting and ribald tale of lust, loss, ...

Author: Neal Drinnan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781760851194

Category: True Crime

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Seven shots ring out in the silence of Victoria’s rolling Barrabool Hills. As the final recoil echoes through the paddocks, a revered sheep-breeding dynasty comes to a bloody and inglorious end. No one could have anticipated the orgy of violence that wiped out three generations of the Wettenhall family, much less the lurid scandals about Darcy Wettenhall, the man behind the world famous Stanbury sheep stud, that would emerge from the aftermath. Almost three decades later, the web of secrets and lies that led to this bizarre and seemingly motiveless murder spree are unravelled with the help of Bob Perry, Darcy Wettenhall’s secret lover for a decade prior to his murder. From the bucolic majesty, privilege and snobbery of the Western District’s prized pastoral lands and dynasties to the bleak, loveless underworld of orphanages, rodeo stables and homeless shelters, The Devil’s Grip is a courageous and thought-provoking meditation on the fragility of reputation, the folly of deception and the power of shame. Praise for The Devil’s Grip ‘A remarkable piece of work. It is a strange, unusual and beautiful book with an incredibly unique setting. I don't think I've read anything quite like it. It is compulsive reading. True crime. Memoir. History. How do you live a life honestly and with dignity? It's difficult to categorise because it traverses so many genres. But it WORKS.’ Matthew Condon, author of the Three Crooked Kings trilogy ‘On its face this is the story of a family steeped in the pursuit of the perfect ram, but beneath the surface lies a riveting and ribald tale of lust, loss, manipulation, unbridled ambition and ultimately murder.’ Mark Tedeschi AM QC and author of Eugenia, Kidnapped and Murder at Myall Creek ‘An unforgettable, courageous and deeply tragic local story which manages to become a universal tale’ Gregory Day, author of Archipelago of Souls and A Sand Archive ‘It’s got it all: sex, domestic violence, ‘the land’ – such an important concept resonating in the Australian mind – land-holders and property, privilege, prejudice, skulduggery and murder!’ David Bradford, author of The Gunners’ Doctor and Tell Me I’m Okay
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We Three Kings

He saw that the reception area was still deserted. Harden sat down with his back
against the wall, but at an angle that allowed him to see the front of the Brantley
Building. Aubrey did not want to sit in Anthony's crooked chair, so he pushed it ...

Author: Joe Costelle

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 9781456060350

Category: Fiction

Page: 491

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Three close friends graduate high school together and venture out to different paths of higher education and thus to three diverse careers. This story follows the three of them as they discover their destiny. An eruptive final reunion of the three friends is marred by gunfire and death, but Anthony succeeds in a last-second escape with his huge, young aide Mandrake to a site planned and purchased just for that potential purpose. Along this journey of friends, we travel to far reaches of the modern world and are exposed to the icy hearts of trained killers, as they attempt to erase their past by eliminating the innocent persons who can identify them, the dangers of the world drug trade, and the intimacy and compassion of true friends.
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An universal etymological English dictionary Another

KUDEL , 3 Fila . 0. R. KING ( Cynge , of Konnen , Sax . to know , KID'LES ,
unlawful Fishing . Nets . on Account of the eminent Koowledge and To KIDNAP ,
to entice or Acal ... crooked , bent , KING'DOMS [ among Cbymifts ) are three
arched .

Author: Nathan Bailey

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590047125

Category: English language

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The Crooked House

The King's Daggers Book 2 Dave Duncan. 3. Posthaste. The stormhad been
building over Starkmoorfor hours.It brokejust before sunset, sweeping down
infuryon the Blackwater valley, flaunting flames of lightning and drumrolls of
thunder.

Author: Dave Duncan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575124844

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Sir Stalwart and Emerald set off for an ancient lord's house known as Smealey Hall, where they believe the source of evil - in the form of murder - lies, and along the way they are joined by Badger, a Blade-in-training.
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Dramatic Works

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and swart before i Hen . vi . 1 2 5461 37 Swaribs . An affection'd ass , that cons
state without book , and utters it by great swarths Twelfth Nighl . 2 3 316 || 8 ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000006543266

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And the Crooked Places Made Straight

King's biographer David Garrow has shown that the FBI's attack on King went
through three stages: first, a concern about possible Communist influence; next, a
belief that the black leader was a dangerously immoral person; and finally, a
belief ...

Author: David Chalmers

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421408217

Category: History

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David Chalmers's widely acclaimed overview of the 1960s describes how the civil rights movement touched off a growing challenge to traditional values and arrangements. Chalmers recounts the judicial revolution that set national standards for race, politics, policing, and privacy. He examines the long, losing war on poverty and the struggle between the media and the government over the war in Vietnam. He follows feminism's "second wave" and the emergence of the environmental, consumer, and citizen action movements. He also explores the worlds of rock, sex, and drugs, and the entwining of the youth culture, the counterculture, and the American marketplace. This newly revised edition covers the conservative counter-revolution and cultural wars. It carries the legacy of the 1960s forward: from Tom Hayden’s idealistic 1962 Port Huron Statement through Newt Gingrich’s 1994 "Contract with America" and Grover Norquist’s twenty-first century "Tax Payer’s Protection Pledge."
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The Golden Metwand and the Crooked Cord

King did not need to call a Parliament for financial reasons , if he could dismiss it
at will and if he could exert great influence upon it while it was in existence ... The
Triennial Act 1641 required that Parliament be called once every three years .

Author: Christopher Forsyth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198264690

Category: Law

Page: 355

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This is a collection of essays on public law in the UK. The essays are written in honour of Sir William Wade, one of the leading scholars of his generation and credited for having contributed to the development of administrative law in Britain through his text Administrative Law.
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