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Orphaned early in life and brought up by a housekeeper, Sir Ronald Wilson left school at 14 to earn a living as a messenger in the local Geraldton courthouse before subsequently enjoying a meteoric rise in the legal profession to become a justice in the highest court in Australia. Best known for Bringing Them Home his moving and controversial 1997 report on the 'Stolen Generations' of Aboriginal children Sir Ronald was also Crown Prosecutor, Counsel, and Solicitor-General in a number of high profile criminal, civil, and constitutional cases, including the trials of Eric Cooke (the last man hanged in Western Australia), John Button, and Darryl Beamish. A Matter of Conscience: Sir Ronald Wilson will be of immense significance and interest, containing great insights into this highly complex, thoughtful, and talented man.
Title: Sir Ronald Wilson : a Matter of Conscience
Categories: Biography, Autobiography, Memoirs,
Publisher: University of Western Australia Press: 2007
ISBN Number: 0980296412
ISBN Number 13: 9780980296419
Book Condition: Nr. Fine
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 015812
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