Pamela Burton: From Moree to Mabo

Australia’s feisty first female High Court judge

John Bryson

 

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.

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Published in April 2011 no. 330
John Bryson

John Bryson

John Bryson was educated at the University of Melbourne and later became a barrister. He has written several books, the best-known of which is Evil Angels (1985), which went on to be filmed. He lives in Sydney.

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