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Aramoana: Twenty-two Hours of Terror

Aramoana: Twenty-two Hours of Terror (Paperback)

By O'Brien, Bill

Previously published in 1991 and now filmed as Out of the Blue . On 13 November 1990 the still evening air at the tiny Otago seaside settlement of Aramoana was shattered as a lone gunnman went berserk, killing 13 people. It was New Zealand's worst mass killing. Local resident Dav...id Gray, regarded until then as a harmless recluse, went to ground. He evaded capture for 22 hours before being killed by police in a violent shoot-out. For local residents trapped in their homes and for police attempting to capture David Gray, it was a time of terror, great danger and individual acts of heroism. This book has been written by a police officer who was involved in the Aramoana tragedy from the start. It contains for the first time the full inside story of the events of 13 and 14 November, including minute-by-minute accounts of the police operation. It features information never before made public, including startling new details about David Gray himself. Senior Sergeant Bill O'Brien was a fingerprint expert, also a press officer; he has also instructed at the RNZ Police College. He was responsible for handling media enquiries from throughout the world as the tragedy of Aramoana unfolded.
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ISBN 9780143006244
Published NZ 25 Sep 2006
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9780143006244
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Australia
Published 25 Sep 2006
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By O'Brien, Bill
Category History
True Crime
Crime & Criminology
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 200mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade