Murder-Mayhem-NullagineMurder and Mayhem on the Nullagine. The joys of multiculturalism.

by Peter J. Bridge.

ISBN 978-0-85905-897-1, (New, 2021), A4, 38 pages, indexed, 150 grams, $22.00*

Nullagine probably has had more murders per head of population than any other place in Western Australia. The latest openly recorded being that of ‘Old Otto’ in 1983.

Nullagine, the blistering god-forsaken outpost of a sun-blasted Empire. From its primeval days as the kingdom of the cannibals where untold generations of piccaninnies were immolated for the indigenous epicures, to the gold and diamond rushes that introduced a bit of colour into the mix, raising tempers, and laying a solid foundation for the joys of multiculturalism, Nullagine is celebrated for its blood curdling hotel and the highest ratio of murders per head of population in Australia. 

There are no doubt a few more forgotten bodies buried in the outliers of Nullagine such as Mosquito Creek, 20 Mile Sandy Creek, Shark Creek and Skull Springs, but this small collation will serve to give the flavour of the local culture.