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She uses the death of her own brother, year-old Alexander Muir, who drowned in the Brisbane River after a night of sustained drinking, as a framing device. In lateAlexander had been out celebrating his last university exam. He kept drinking long after his friends had gone home. In the aisle the Prostitute in Mount Gambier sentral rested on a silver trolley with collapsible legs. On once fertile plains of flesh, now flushed with chemicals and emptied of organs, dying parasites weakly tapped their tails. Later, corpse eaters would digest his freckled skin and rough hands.

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Tragic loss Below rail workers at the scene. Credit: Queensland Times. Glen was a good school student. His idol was his brother Hayden, who loved hip hop dancing and playing his X-Box. But just after nightfall on March 11,the last moments of their lives were spent throwing rocks at trains passing between Goodna South Brisbane brothers wasted Redbank train stations. All three boys were hit and killed by a Brisbane-bound passenger train travelling at 80kmh with its head lights turned off.

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Investigators believe the boys would not have heard the train coming due to the noise from the nearby Ipswich Motorway. Norma Boyd, mother of Glen and Duncan, yesterday told Seven News the ordeal had been Souuth "nightmare" for her and her family.

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Mr Smith never gave evidence when his psychiatrist testified he may be pushed to take his own life if he was forced to relive the night in the witness box. However Mr Smith told investigators Brlsbane the incident he had been expecting to have the train's cabin and windscreen pelted with rocks when he passed through the spot where the previous train had reported seeing the boys. He said he didn't see the children until he was "right on them" and despite applying the train's emergency brake, the train came to a final stop metres past the point of the collision.

In a recorded radio message that was played to the court, he is heard informing central control: "We've just collected those kids".

But Mr Barnes ruled Mr Smith should have slowed down, though he took into account there was no evidence he had been specifically told the boys were inside the fenced-off rail corridor.

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He may have believed the Booval massage Booval were over the fence, throwing rocks from a vantage point, as is common. He ruled QR's policies of "proceed with caution" and "proceed with extreme caution" in response to trespassers on rail tracks was a loose term and needed clarification.

But Mr Barnes did not find any wrongdoing on the part of a police officer who the boys' family had criticised for not detaining the children when she spotted them mucking around at Redbank train station, less than an hour before South Brisbane brothers wasted deaths. That same night, he climbed over the railing of the Story Bridge and jumped 30 metres into the Brisbane River. His body was pulled out of the water three Sotuh later.

Her narrative is punctuated by her explorations of the public discourse surrounding alcohol in Australia. Muir is never preachy or judgemental in these sections, but she is always direct and this directness is one of the things that makes her writing so remarkable. She also gifts readers gorgeously evocative passages which convey a depth of emotion but avoid straying into sentimentality.

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Wasted: A Story of Alcohol, Grief and a Death in Brisbane

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You had a drink and you slid into nonchalance and from there into conversations and new situations and adventures and forgetfulness. I am usually pretty private, but I used my own stories for this book because I figured that if I was going to analyse and criticise the drinking culture, it would be hypocritical for me to ignore my own problems South Brisbane brothers wasted alcohol abuse.|Later that night he wandered to the Story Bridge.

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