Book cover of Murder in the colony, Paul Tucker.

Murder in the Colony: Author Talk With Paul Tucker

When South Australia was first established in December 1836, it was meant to be the perfect colony. Barely six months after proclamation, the state’s first murder was recorded.

Hear author Paul Tucker talk about some of the first reported murders in South Australia from 1836-1886 and provide some insight into early policing methods and medical practices. Paul will also present some statistical information from that era and will talk about some more recent murder investigations he has been involved in.

Paul was born into a military service family, and first lived in England, Europe and South-East Asia before his family settled in South Australia in 1973. He joined the South Australia Police in 1990 and has been awarded many medals for his contributions to SAPOL before retiring in 2021.

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