#Settled #Guilty # Life – Justice For Allison, Judgement Day In Pictures

What can I say, an amazing day yesterday. I was so grateful to be in the court room, amongst Allison’s family and friends and to hear those 2 words “Guilty” Life”   The overflow court roared as one.

Tears flowed freely amongst many. Whilst many of us never knew Allison personally, I feel this trial, we as just normal every day Australians, got to know and fall in love with Allison Baden Clay.

For everything that woman had gone through during her married life, she was an just the most amazing Captain of the human version of the  Titanic.  The ship was sinking, hitting major hurdles, yet, this courageous woman went about her day to day life, caring for her children, trying to stop the ship from hitting the iceberg.  What a brave, beautiful person she was.

Yesterday justice was served for Allison and her family and friends.  I have enjoyed taking photos to help give people some perspective who couldn’t be there.  Allison’s family were nothing short of AMAZING to us who have been at the trial since day 1. They were gracious, kind, caring, gentle people, it proved to me what an AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL,CARING, LOYAL family they are.

Whilst this verdict does nothing to ease their pain and broken hearts at least I feel it shows how a community of strangers can come together and support someone during their darkest hours and be there as a moral support to see the justice system do it’s job.

Finally I just want to thank Robbo for allowing me to share my images on here, I love my photography with a passion. I try to make the viewer feel like they’re there, in the front row, I think I achieved my goal during this trial.   Can I ask that you be RESPECTFUL to my work, by not copying these photos and posting on your facebook, twitter pages. I put these images on here in good faith.  Rather, do the right thing and share the page, that’s the greatest compliment you can do to me and Robbo.

Allison, may your spirit live on, you’re a shining example of how to deal with adversity and still look for the positives! May your soul be at peace with the Lord, God Bless you, never to be forgotten! Justice is SERVED, SETTLED!!


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Updated 17/07/2014

This morning before heading back home I went out to Allison’s memorial to take some final photos given the public has been regularly placing flowers since the verdict. I also stopped by the Indooroopilly Police station, they played a significant role in the case.

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29 thoughts on “#Settled #Guilty # Life – Justice For Allison, Judgement Day In Pictures

  1. fabulous once again Gerry.
    Put a tear in my eye again – what an atmosphere yesterday and what a great group of family and friends had Allison.
    You have done a wonderful service for many.

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    • For Gerryrocks. I said 2 years ago I was going to come to Brissie for this trial (from Melb). Time came, couldn’t afford it. Thank you so much Gerry for making me feel as if I was there and part of it. And to others on Aussiecrims, thank you all so much. Great Result!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Yeah Gerry Rocks … sad, poignant and beautiful all at the same time … thanks for taking us there through your beautiful pics …your poignant words … your observations … your opinions … your compassion for others came through Gerry … we have been in the company of a decent and talented man … it has been our privilege … wishing you all the very best Gerry ….


      • … the pics of Allison’s memorial captured the sadness, grief & loss of her life from this world… the pics evoked emotion as if there witnessing it first hand … thanks Gerry …special


  2. Wow Gerry thanks mate, such an emotionally charged day it doesn’t even feel like it was yesterday. Great work and thank you for giving us your views through the lens and fantastic recollections and thoughts just like you shared above.

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  3. I didn’t recognise Tracey Grimshaw when I first saw her ‘live’ on telly. She needs to get rid of that waterfall fringe and the 80’s ‘do’.

    I didn’t realise that there were so many ‘reporters’. What a crush!


    • Why this comment? The Tracey bit comes across as so bitchy to me… do you mean she needs to get change the hairstyle so you’ll find her recogniseable? Or you don’t like it – sorry, that doesn’t mean she “needs” to change it.
      If I were more judgemental I might be putting a misogynist label on this one…


      • I reckon you’re right ACE2. It appeared to be a bit ‘plonked on’ which I guess might be the case out of the Studio as we saw the other girl being made up on the lawn.

        They all do it though, which I suppose is just a consequence of very little ‘new blood’ on the News desks.


        • BR I hear you. I’ve tried not to bitch about the BC’s though I loathe them, I am a woman so it’s instinctive, lol. I did have to delete several snarks about them when my cool head prevailed! Like to think I’m better than that (snort).
          It’s true I have been disappointed by some others’ comments about the Family but didn’t react as I did here, I gave them slack as I figure it’s emotional reactions.
          Which is what I had with this. Tracey is just trying to do her job (and no doubt hold on to it, her heels snapped at by PYT’s) and look her best. Agree with both you and ACE2, many of them are nipped, plumped and tucked: I wonder how much of it is their own choice (how much do you want to keep the job I guess)
          You love a reaction, you know it. I hope you’ve enjoyed mine ;)


          • It was a ripper JayKay….it went straight to the Pool Room. :-) I agree about the rest of your post. I know one of the male long term News Readers very well and the stories he tells! Makes “Front Line” almost the Bible of Journalism!

            I also bit my tongue (I think) about the plain acidic B-C family comments only because people were becoming very emotional about the whole thing and ‘whatever gets you through it’ I suppose. In hindsight for me at least I would have been better off sticking to one of the “In-House” blogs….but I could see this one was getting a bit lively……and well….you know me.

            At least I had the good manners (which have just flown out the door) not to comment during the ‘Victim Impact Statements’. If I was EBC I also would have left the Court. She wasn’t on Trial and it’s her son they were about to unleash on, or ‘both barrels’ as was the general comments.

            In my opinion VIS’s should be handed up to the Judge or given after a break allowing the family who are grieving about their son/daughter going to Prison for 15 years an opportunity not to be there to have to listen to them giving their opinion about him when most of them wouldn’t even have known him very well.

            I know why people ‘need’ to give them, but they can sometimes turn into a ‘5 minutes of fame’ thing also for some…..whether they want to acknowledge it or not.

            That’s what I believe anyway. So….anymore bites? :-)


            • But hang on BR. Allisons family had to also sit through the defence lay it on thick about their so called “unbalanced pill popping suicidal daughter” and all her “Flaws”, did they walk out? Anyway it is all over now


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              • True Robbo, they did. But they didn’t ‘have to’ and nobody would have blamed them if they’d got up and walked out.

                That would have been a strong unsaid statement.


            • BR, I’ve given you benefit of the doubt a lot since you arrived, but no more. If you are sour about GBC being convicted, tough. If you don’t like hearing his odious family being criticised, you can either suck it up or buzz off to where your ilk congregates

              You focus on Tracy Grimshaw’s HAIR ? Sour grapes in response to GBC’s conviction? Take it somewhere else

              This has never pretended to be a GBC or BC support base. We’ve been here two years, during which we’ve scrutinized GBC and his family and formed our opinions as is our right to do

              You don’t like that. I don’t care

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