30 October 2014

Lingering Doubts shortlisted for The Courier-Mail 2014 People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award

We (and our family) are absolutely over the moon! Our grandfather, Reginald Wingfield Spence Brown, a former St. Lucia resident, finally has a voice  - 67 years after his arrest for murder, sentence of life imprisonment and death in Boggo Road Gaol. 

We are also extremely honoured to be in the company of such esteemed and seasoned authors.
As always we sincerely thank everyone who has supported us on this long journey. We also thank our readers and the many people who have expressed their opinion that this was indeed a gross miscarriage of justice orchestrated by Detective Frank Bischof and the 1947 judicial system.

To see the books on the shortlist and cast your vote please see the link below.

The Courier-Mail 2014 People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award

Deb and Jan

26 October 2014

The Book Bank stocks Lingering Doubts - Going inside Brisbane's Arcade Murder

The Book Bank has recently re-located from Toowong Village to their spacious new outlet at 48 Jephson Street, Toowong. The Book Bank has also just sold their 20th copy of Lingering Doubts!

It was always important to us that the facts behind our grandfather's arrest would, one day, reach residents from Brisbane's Toowong, St Lucia and Taringa. Reg Brown grew up on Stanley Terrace and, once married, he and his family called St Lucia home. Our grandmother's parents were pioneers of Toowong and their iconic grocery store, Cocks & Sons, forms part of Toowong's history. (see The Cocks Family Tree published by Toowong and District Historical Society).

Lingering Doubts exists to give our grandfather a voice, something denied him, from the moment he was arrested by Brisbane detectives, Stewie Kerr (later Comptroller-General of Prisons) and Frank Bischof (later Police Commissioner).

Deb and Jan

21 October 2014

Lingering Doubts at Pathways Wellness Centre

Please click here to see details of our November 15 author event at Pathways Wellness Centre, Ocean Street, Maroochydore. This event is hosted by the Sunshine Coast Literary Assoc. Inc.

Deb and Jan

17 October 2014

Sunshine Coast Literary Assoc. presents Lingering Doubts - Going inside Brisbane's Arcade Murder

Sunshine Coast Literary Assoc. will be presenting our upcoming author discussion on Saturday 15 Nov.

Pathways Wellness Centre - 7 Ocean Street, Maroochydore

For further details please click the above link or
ph Alison Quigley, secretary SCLA, on 07 5445 1479 or 0414 237 586. 

Deb's family are long time residents of the Sunshine Coast and we are very pleased to be taking our grandfather's story to this beautiful part of Queensland.

7 October 2014

Dr Bob Moles - a speaker at Miscarriages of Justice Symposium - Flinders University

Professor Kent Roach of Toronto University will be the Keynote Speaker at the Symposium being held by Flinders University on 7-8 November 2014.
South Australia has recently introduced a new statutory right of appeal to allow for second or further appeals in criminal cases. It is the first major change to the criminal appeal rights in Australia for over 100 years. But have they got it right?

The first major case under this new right of appeal is currently being considered by the South Australian Court of Criminal Appeal in R v Keogh. The appeal has been heard and the decision reserved.

Tasmania has announced an intention to introduce its own statutory change to the appeal rights. The Shadow Attorney-General has said they should consider improvements over the South Australian amendment. http://netk.net.au/TasmaniaHome.asp

Should we be considering a Criminal Review Commission as they have in the UK? They have overturned some 360 convictions over the last 16 years. No doubt there are many other issues to be discussed. 

We hope that you might be able to join in the discussion at this important stage.  
For any queries about organisation, accommodation or payments, please contact:
Olivia Thomas olivia.thomas@flinders.edu.au

Robert N Moles
Networked Knowledge
Phone: 08 8270 6524
Mobile: 0405 10 6524
Special upcoming conference on miscarriages of justice 7-8 November 2014 Flinders University