resurrection

  • Published 1 June 2014

  • ISBN: 978-1-922190-93-2

  • Format: Paperback

  • Extent: 184pp

  • AU: $24.99

  • Categories: Memoir

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

     Pat McDermott was born in 1953 and raised in bushland surrounding the Georges River in Sydney. One of four children, she enrolled in the University of New South Wales after school to study science. A varied career soon followed, first as a medical microbiologist, then as a schoolteacher and finally as a senior policy officer working for the Federal Government on national school education issues.    READ MORE

Pat McDermott was born in 1953 and raised in bushland surrounding the Georges River in Sydney. One of four children, she enrolled in the University of New South Wales after school to study science. A varied career soon followed, first as a medical microbiologist, then as a schoolteacher and finally as a senior policy officer working for the Federal Government on national school education issues.

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Resurrection

By P.A. McDermott

A true story of power and forgiveness in a country town.

Matthew’s dream was not uncommon. The plan was to get out of Sydney and settle down in the small country town of Temora NSW. His dream was to eventually buy a little farm, start his career as a high school teacher in a small town, and have a family. A simple plan you would think. 

Matthew lasted in Temora for just 6 months.

Patricia’s memoir reveals the untold stories from Temora. Using a collection of family and friends' recollections, as well as witness statements and official reports, we learn the power of four young girls and a closed minded community, a common attitude of guilty until proven innocent, the blinded eyes of those who are supposed to help and how a young man’s life can be ruined in a split second.