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Kidnapped on his ninth day, Rob Hunter retells the story of how Edwin John Eastwood, the Faraday kidnapper, having escaped from prison, burst into his remote South Gippsland school and at gun point, took Rob and nine of his students hostage.
Day 9 at Wooreen brings to life the story of the Wooreen State School kidnapping of 1977. Written through the teacher's eyes, this gripping tale gives insight into the trauma experienced by the victims, the timely heroism of logging truck driver Robin Smith and the bravery and commitment of the Victorian Police Force.
While the 1970s state school kidnappings shocked Australia and stand as two of Victoria's most audacious and notorious crimes, the author celebrates the healing that is possible from such pain and torment and gives the reader renewed hope in a troubled world.