Topic: Max And Sin
I will attach a song I put together about Max Dorset who lived for many years just north of the suburb where Easybeat and I live. Max.Dorset. achieved some notoriety in 1956 when he shot dead his wife’s lover George Grandison as Grandison and Mrs Dorset were leaving his house together. The shooting took place on the road outside the house known as Nott House.Witnesses described him running to their car and firing three shots through the window. The car crashed into a telegraph pole and Grandison died soon after.
Max was portrayed as a man pushed to breaking point by the end of his relationship.
He went to great lengths to get her back - he went looking for her in Australia where she had gone with Mr Grandison before the shooting. He was wandering the streets of Sydney and Melbourne looking for her. Max wife turned up at his home with her lover on their return from Australia resulting in Max shooting her lover.
In the end, the jurors' sympathy won out. It took them half an hour to find Max guilty - of manslaughter.
Justice Gresson seemed equally moved by Max Dorset. He sentenced him to just one year in prison..Later in his life Max attracted the reputation as an eccentric, sitting naked on his porch in full view of passing trains. He died early in 2011, and his house has since been sold.