Australia’s feisty first female High Court judge
From Moree to Mabo: The Mary Gaudron Story
by Pamela Burton
UWA Publishing, $49.95 pb, 511 pp, 9781742580982
H.V. Evatt, on the hustings during an election campaign, was asked by an eight-year-old girl, ‘What is the Constitution?’ and later mailed her a copy. The girl was Mary Gaudron, whose path to the High Court was set from that moment.