Author(s): David Galbally
Barrister David Galbally QC has many more strings to his bow than a life with the law and its rich tapestry of anecdotes. His family has also been involved with the Collingwood Football Club for 70 years, and Galbally spent time on the committee. He knows where the bodies are. InGalbally's Lore -- Crime, Collingwood, Politics and Life,Galballyrecalls dozens of behind-the-scenes events from the lowest courts to the highest, from petty thieves to hardened criminals, from loners to gangs, from drama to farce. He remembers the time he was prodded in the back with ...was it a gun? He remembers the stories associated with James Frederick Bazley, Victor Pierce, the Sergi family, Andrew Grimwade, Jack "Putty Nose" Nicholls, the Walsh Street police murders and many more. Here, too, are the cop who lied in court, and the crim who leapt from the witness box to attack Galbally. Here's the man who pleaded guilty to a crime he had not committed so he could stay in jail -- and his tragic end. This is not just a book about crime, however. Galbally's Lore -- Crime, Collingwood, Politics and Life is also about the Collingwood Football Club from the 1950s to the present. Galbally was brought up with the Magpies in his blood, his father and an uncle having played for them and been involved in club politics for many years.