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Waterfront: Graft, corruption and violence - Australia's crime frontier from 1788 to now

Duncan McNab

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Australia, Biography, True stories, True crime, True stories: discovery / historical / scientific, Prose: non-fiction

The colourful and exciting story of the larger-than-life characters who have populated Australia's docks, wharves and ports from the First Fleet to today - and the crime, violence and corruption that has always been present.

Ever since the First Fleet dropped anchor, Australia's ports have been our opening to the world. They are also the breeding ground for many of Australia's most notorious criminals, and a magnet for local and overseas criminal syndicates. WATERFRONT is the story of the crimes, the politics, the characters and the corruption in our nation's ports.

From the time of Phillip and Bligh to today, from the gold rushes to modern-day drug smuggling, a criminal element has always found ways to profit from the rise and dominance of waterfront unions. After a century of Royal Commissions, reports, denials and crackdowns, crime and wrongdoing in Australia's ports remains organised, entrenched and incredibly profitable.

Investigative journalist and former police detective Duncan McNab lifts the lid on the intriguing and chequered history of Australia's waterfront.

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Praise for Waterfront: Graft, corruption and violence - Australia's crime frontier from 1788 to now

  • (DEAD MAN RUNNING by Ross Coulthard and Duncan McNab) A fascinating look at an important, growing part of Australia's underworld. - Sydney Morning Herald

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Duncan McNab

Duncan McNab is a former police detective, private investigator, investigative journalist and media adviser to government and the private sector. He is the author of over seven books, including the phenomenally bestselling OUTLAW BIKERS IN AUSTRALIA. In 2015 he wrote WATERFRONT, lifting the lid on the crime, politics, violence and corruption that has always been present on Australia's waterfront. For ROGER ROGERSON, he sat in the Gao murder trial courtroom for eighteen weeks and has been following Rogerson's career - on both sides of the law - for over 30 years.

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