The fences of resolve

Ian Turnbull’s vicious sense of entitlement
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July 2021, no. 433
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The Winter Road: A story of legacy, land and a killing at Croppa Creek by Kate Holden

Black Inc., $32.99 pb, 336 pp

The fences of resolve

Ian Turnbull’s vicious sense of entitlement
by
July 2021, no. 433

Landholders are cutting, crushing, scraping, spraying, bulldozing, and burning native woodlands and grasslands. Displaced koalas are shot, their bodies dumped in smouldering stacks. Land values double. In 2012, the Turnbull family of Croppa Creek, in north-west New South Wales, bought a property knowing that clearing would be prohibited. Under the direction of patriarch Ian Turnbull, they started clearing before the contracts were signed. They cleared when they were prosecuted, they cleared the areas ordered to be remediated, they cleared as they awaited decision on a second set of charges. They were clearing on the day Turnbull shot and killed government compliance officer Glen Turner. Against this turmoil, Kate Holden forges a sanctuary for contemplation in The Winter Road, which raises questions about our relationships and responsibilities on this continent.

Cameron Muir reviews 'The Winter Road: A story of legacy, land and a killing at Croppa Creek' by Kate Holden

The Winter Road: A story of legacy, land and a killing at Croppa Creek

by Kate Holden

Black Inc., $32.99 pb, 336 pp

Buy this book

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