Former Today Show weatherman Monte Dwyer is back at Henty this year with a new Red in the Centre book.
Titled “Struberville – Consequences of Isolation’’, the book is a compelling work based on the murder Dwyer stumbled across while researching the “Nomads at Large” book in 2012.
Monte’s interview with the would-be murderer ended up in police hands, and he was able to follow the case closely from the fact right up to the High Court decision.
The tale follows the murder of Bruce Schuller on July 9, 2012, on a remote cattle station in Far North Queensland.
Schuller was among a party of four gold prospectors on Palmerville Station and did not make it out alive.
“A tragic tale and a thoroughly absorbing read – one for all the true crime buffs,’’ he said.
Voted as Australia’s favourite weatherman for over 15 years, the musician, journalist and author will also be bringing his range of whimsical, amusing travel stories from around the country, and be a guest speaker in the Country Lifestyle pavilion.
Monte will speak at 9.40am on Tuesday and 12.10am on the Thursday under the topic of “Consequences of isolation – the weatherman meets a murderer’’.