Jun 16, 2009

Victorian Community History Awards 2009


The winners of the Victorian Community History Awards 2009 were announced recently. The Overall Winner for 2009 was The Chinawoman by Ken Oldis. This is history in the form of a murder thriller set in Melbourne: In December 1856, prostitute Sophie Lewis, known as the Chinawoman was killed, the investigation into her murder was led by Charles Hope Nicolson, who was later prominent in the Kelly hunt and Fook Shin, the Chinese detective, was among those ordered to pursue Chinese suspects. The author, Ken Oldis is a Melbourne lawyer practising in the criminal jurisdiction. This book can be requested through the Moonee Valley Library Service. For more information about other finalists visit Victorian Community History Awards 2009

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