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Me And Britt Lapthorne

by | 12th, October 2008

AUSTRALIAN tourist Britt Lapthorne is murdered in Croatia. The mainstream media ignore her or abused her.

That is until Tracee Hutchison, a columnist for The Age (Melbourne), began to understand and make sense of Britt’s life and death.

Having called Britt Lapthorne “sunny-natured, seasoned traveller”, sunny antgured and seasoned Tracee begins to recognise the moral of the tale:

Every time I see a photo of an always-smiling Britt Lapthorne — alone or with a group of also-travelling new-found friends — I see myself. Every time I see her parents struggling to cope with the excruciating reality of their situation I see my own parents. Every time I see her shell-shocked brother I see mine. And every time I see her devastated boyfriend having to defend her honour I see my own boyfriend of that time.

Me, myself and I – the columnists mantra…

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