The Summer Exercises


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The Summer Exercises is an illustrated novel, featuring over 100 carefully selected black and white crime scene photographs of post-World War II Sydney that capture a world of underground Australian crime.

When Ross Gibson first came across the compelling images, generated by NSW Police in the course of their investigations between 1945–1960, he found it fascinating that no accompanying documentation existed. His intrigue inspired him to write The Summer Exercises, blending fiction and non-fiction to suggest the stories behind each photograph in the form of diary entries made by a civilian chaplain during his summer tenure at Central Street Police Station.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPerth, WA
PublisherUWA Publishing
Number of pages270
ISBN (Print)9781921401206
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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