Kate Holden - The Winter Road
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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An epic true story of greed, power and a desire for legacy from an acclaimed Australian storyteller.
Join Kate Holden when she speaks about The Winter Road: A Story of Legacy, Land and a Killing at Croppa Creek.
On a country road in Croppa Creek, farmer Ian Turnbull faced environmental officer Glen Turner. What happened next shocked Australia.
July 2014, a lonely road at twilight outside Croppa Creek, New South Wales: 80-year-old farmer Ian Turnbull takes out a .22 and shoots environmental officer Glen Turner in the back.
On one side, a farmer hoping to secure his family’s wealth on the richest agricultural soil in the country. On the other, his obsession: the government man trying to apply environmental laws.
The brutal killing of Glen Turner splits open the story of our place on this land. Is our time on this soil a tale of tragedy or triumph – are we reaping what we’ve sown? Do we owe protection to the land, or does it owe us a living? And what happens when, in pursuit of a legacy, a man creates terrible consequences?
Kate Holden brings her discerning eye to a gripping tale of law, land and inheritance. It is the story of Australia.
Kate Holden is the author of two acclaimed memoirs, In My Skin and The Romantic, and a regular contributor to The Saturday Paper, The Monthly and The Age.