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Sir Ronald Wilson : A Matter of Conscience - Antonio Buti

Sir Ronald Wilson

A Matter of Conscience

Paperback Published: 1st September 2007
ISBN: 9780980296419
Number Of Pages: 496

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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.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Author's explanations
Abbreviations
Prologue
The boy from Geraldtonp. 1
Duty callsp. 16
A lawyer or a padre?p. 29
The prosecutorp. 43
The prosecutor's trilogyp. 73
The prosecutor's trilogy concludesp. 96
Crown advocate, church moderator and family manp. 132
The solicitor-generalp. 159
The high courtp. 187
Mabo and morep. 217
The presidentp. 241
Royal commission, reconciliation and rightsp. 267
Bringing them homep. 301
In the eye of the stormp. 330
An advocate to the endp. 348
Serious retirement and the manp. 377
Epiloguep. 391
Notesp. 403
Bibliographyp. 439
Indexp. 459
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ISBN: 9780980296419
ISBN-10: 0980296412
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st September 2007
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.67