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Disquiet - the Justifiable Homicide of an Australian Vietnam Veteran By Paul Tapp
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1991-In the foothills of Tasmania’s Mount Wellington a Vietnam veteran, Joe Gilewicz is shot dead by a special police group. Their version is simple: he shot at us, we shot back. A ballistics... More > cop enters the killing zone and plants evidence to shore up the official police line…but he can’t go on with it. He confesses and expects prison.The dead man is a comrade in arms. Born in a Nazi concentration camp, Stan Hanuszewicz is a two-tour Vietnam Vet. The dead soldier’s parents, holocaust survivors too. They met behind the wire in a death camp.'I cannot watch when they pull my fingernails out,' she tells the author.'Swim from Gestapo' her friend calls as they make a bid for freedom in icy waters near the camp. ‘Disquiet’ is an unedited compilation of formal court statements and recorded family anecdote. Today Joe’s death is recorded as ‘justifiable homicide’. Disquiet is self-published on Lulu for the record.< Less
How Does The Crow Go By Paul Tapp
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High quality photos, taken by the author come together with little dramatic rhymes to thrill his grandkids, as young as 10 months. How does the crow go? Aaaark...aark...
Would You Like To See Where Lucille Is Buried? By Paul Tapp
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Lucille Butterworth has been one of australia's most enduring missing persons since her disappearance from a Hobart bus-stop in 1969. In December 2011 the author of this publication reveals an... More > interview with a man who allegedly buried her. His compelling confession also names the man who allegedly murdered Lucille. He confesses to the author in December 2011...the same alleged confession to Tasmanian police in 1986.Why was he not believed? Why is the public still asking...what happened to Lucille Butterworth? This is an interim publication only. Real names and places are either fictionalised or coded out, but this does not detract from the details of a man's confession, which should bring an end to the 42-year-old mystery, or at least give answers to the public. Why was he not believed when he confessed in 1986? A full new edition will be made available once the author has cleared the way for legal publication. In the meantime, time is running out. This interim publication will suffice for now.< Less
Build-up to a Disquiet By Paul Tapp
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This volume is the prequel to the author's first book on the killing of Joe Gilewicz, by Tasmanian police in the winter of 1991. Tapp wrote of the killing, described by noted serial Commission of... More > Inquiry barrister, John Agius QC, as 'forensic journalism'. The book 'Disquiet, the Justifiable homicide of an Australian Vietnam veteran was central to a Commission of Inquiry. This book 'Build-up to a Disquiet' gives an account of what motivated the author to disbelieve police and write the book, his commitment to the memory of Veterans who fall in war defending notional democracy and his struggle to maintain that commitment. Essentially it is a record of an event that remains saturated in Disquiet.< Less
Bush Nurse By Paul Tapp
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Vi Thompson arrives in Triabunna in the mid-1940's and gives 20 years of her life to the community as a bush nurse. This book is a reproduction with elaboration and photographs of a formal interview... More > conducted in 1994 for the 'Our Pioneers' series of interviews of Tasmanian nurses. It was a record for the Tasmanian Chapter of the Royal College Of Nursing Australia. This book has been produced by Paul Tapp for the relatives of Mrs Viola Thompson of Triabunna, one of the many Bush Nurses of Australia, who carved their names into Australian military and medical history in the 20th Century. They were the Florence Nightingales of the Bush. This is one of those women, whose light ever-burned for those ever in need of a Bush Nurse.< Less
THe Cold Gold Divers By Paul Tapp
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In the remote south west of Tasmania when the wind drops for a few days, the abalone divers head sou' west. The author accompanies Michael Lovett and his crew on a photoshoot...an extraordinary... More > insight into the exhaustion and even bravery of men who dismiss the inherent dangers ever-present in the pristine and outrageously beautiful environment of this part of that world. Remote and silent but for the ever-murmouring ocean in a Tennyson setting 'where no one comes or hath come since the making of the world'.The author documents the gruelling harvesting of this lucrative wild fishery in a remote Paradise and its short window of opportunity.< Less
The Gateway Cafe By Paul Tapp
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The Kent family of Hobart, iconic in achievements in business and indeed, the Olympic arena, relocated to the domain of the sea-eagle...Orford. The Gateway Cafe, modern and welcoming is the seaside... More > hamlet's legacy of enterprising vision...and something else. It is the repository of perhaps Tasmania's most diverse collection of memorabilia of those who left an imprint on the global sporting landscape. Fascinating and unique is the coffee experience of The Gateway Cafe, Orford, Tasmania.< Less
The Halfcastes of the Furneaux Group By Paul Tapp
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In 1945, Tasmanian academic, teacher and philanthropist, A.L.Meston wrote an essay entitled 'The Halfcastes of the Furneaux Group'. Meston documented the union between aborigines and white sealers... More > and whalers and others of those islands in Bass Strait that issued from those relationships of the 19th century. The producer of this small booklet based essentially on Meston's paper with some pictorial elaboration, feels that present-day Tasmanian aboriginal activism has a decided reference to this academic study.< Less
a diary of a rough voyage to America By Paul Tapp
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This booklet has its origins in a the diary of John Dixon,a relative of Valda Buckley, when her husband Barry operated the Blue Waters Hotel at Orford. It gives a fascinating insight into the... More > conditions aboard those small ships that ventured into the sometimes terrifying Atlantic between Liverpool and London. Dixon made the voyage in 1868 when he and his family emigrated to America to start a new life. Through a piece of serendipity I discovered on the world-wide-web, an oil-painting of the same vessel on which he made the crossing, the Cunard steamship 'Tarifa'. The booklet also contains images sketched by artists of the time, which give a graphic account of cramped conditions on board, capturing also the terror of rough crossings. New York resident, Mrs Maggie Land Blanck, has kindly agreed to my use of these depictions she has posted on the web as a reminder of the brave pioneering spirit of those who filled America for new lives from across the globe.< Less
Bundy and Burra By Paul Tapp
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Burra is a boy of long-ago land, who reckons his boomerang is a toy. But he doesn't understand the law of his land. Don't make friends with animals. A little lonely Bunyip lad stays invisible to... More > watch the play...until Grampa B bellows his head off and sends the tribe into panic. While the tribe pack up, Burra makes his own way and comes face to face with the dreaded foe. Essentially a happy-ending non-scary story of the ancient Aussie outback.< Less