The Griffith Wars: The powerful true story of Donald Mackay's murder and the town that stood up to the Mafia

The Griffith Wars The powerful true story of Donald Mackay s murder and the town that stood up to the Mafia The assassination of Donald Mackay was meant to solve a problem for the mafia Instead it roused the law abiding citizens of Griffith to fight against the powerful criminal elements who had made their

  • Title: The Griffith Wars: The powerful true story of Donald Mackay's murder and the town that stood up to the Mafia
  • Author: Tom Gilling Terry Jones
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  • Page: 132
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The assassination of Donald Mackay was meant to solve a problem for the mafia Instead it roused the law abiding citizens of Griffith to fight against the powerful criminal elements who had made their town synonymous with drugs and murder.Drawing on the personal diaries and memories of Terry Jones who, as the editor of the local newspaper, knew everyone and heard everythThe assassination of Donald Mackay was meant to solve a problem for the mafia Instead it roused the law abiding citizens of Griffith to fight against the powerful criminal elements who had made their town synonymous with drugs and murder.Drawing on the personal diaries and memories of Terry Jones who, as the editor of the local newspaper, knew everyone and heard everything The Griffith Wars reveals startling new evidence about one of Australia s most notorious unsolved murders It also powerfully recounts the struggle for the soul of a country town still battling to shake off its criminal past.

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    • Everything you wanted to know about growing marijuana in Griffith, lots of dirt on Al Grassby and the murder of Don Mackay amongst others thrown in for good measure. This is a very interesting read. I grew up with much of this and I can remember watching dope fields on TDT. By 1975 everyone in Sydney knew what a dope plant looked like. This book goes into detail about the Calabrian families that ran/run the drug business in Griffith. It also exposes corrupt police and puts the spot light on Al G [...]


    • Probably doesn't cover much new ground in terms of the well documented disappearance and murder of Donald Mackay in 1977, but - that said - the book has been co-authored by a man on the ground in Terry Jones who lived in Griffith and is familiar with the majority of players. Indeed, while many will buy the book in the hope of gleaning something new from the Mackay 'mystery' its scope is far greater and, somewhat tellingly, finishes with the line "Has Griffith's past becomes its future?"


    • Excellent. Terry Jones' diaries shine a light on a fascinating and disturbing part of Griffith's history and the amazing citizens who stood up to demand for justice. Tom Gilling's writing is clear and has an excellent flow to it. If you're interested in local history, mafia stories or true crime, this is a superb read.


    • I picked up this book at Auckland airport on my way to Griffith Base Hospital to fulfil an agency nursing contract. It seemed serendipitous to find it. The authors have been scrupulous in providing a chronological narrative of the events regarding mafia, money, murder and Mackay. Griffith is a delightful town on the edge of the outback with fertile soils, guaranteed water from the mighty Murrumbigee and her manmade irrigation channels and the ever present sunshine. Italian migrants arrived from [...]


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