Eddie Murray died in suspicious circumstances in a police cell in the northern NSW town of Wee Waa in 1981. He was twenty-one years old. His parents, Arthur and Leila Murray, embarked on a search for truth and fought for over twenty years to have the death of their son properly investigated.
In Eddie's country, Simon Luckhurst delves deep into the official inquiries carried out since Eddie's death, and chronicles the Murray family's experience of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, as well as Arthur Murray's controversial involvement in the Brewarrina riot in 1987.
Eddie's country is a testament to the courage of Arthur and Leila Murray, and to many others who were prepared to fight for justice. It reveals the shocking truth of what was discovered after the Murray family made one of the most difficult decisions of their lives...to have Eddie's remains exhumed.
Above all, it is a story of love, resilience and family loyalty which for the first time brings together all the facts in the case and asks, 'Why did Eddie Murray die?'