Sue Bond

Sue Bond reviews 'Saltwater' by Cathy McLennan

January–February 2017, no. 388 21 December 2016
Sue Bond reviews 'Saltwater' by Cathy McLennan
This book is likely to anger many readers. Saltwater is about Cathy McLennan’s time as a barrister for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service on Palm Island and in Townsville in the 1990s. Aged twenty-two and faced with a heavy workload, she was confronted with heartbreaking cases of violence, trauma, and neglect. Other lawyers in the office came and went, but the Aboriginal fie ... (read more)