Owen Dixon: A Biography
Considered the greatest proponent of common law in the 20th century, Sir Owen Dixon stood on the high court of Australia, served as an ambassador to the United States, and mediated conflict between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. This biography presents a textured view of Dixon through use of primary sources such as Dixon's personal diaries and letters, official correspondence from archival sources, photographs, interviews from friends and family, and government reports. Attention to personal conflicts and dramatic storytelling results in a dynamic image of this renowned barrister and judge.
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1939 Travel Journal Alan Watt Alice American Anne Dixon appeal appointment April argued Attorney-General August Australian barrister British Canberra Casey Chief Justice Club Commissioner of Taxation Committee Commonwealth Constitution Correspondence Curtin Dean Acheson December Diary dinner discussed Dixon noted Douglas Menzies Evatt February Federal Commissioner Felix Frankfurter Frank Gavan Duffy Franklin Fullagar Gavan Duffy Government Hawthorn High Court India interest James Merralls January judges judgment judicial July June Kashmir Keith Aickin Kitto Lady Dixon later Latham London lunch March McTiernan meeting Melbourne ment Nehru November October Pacific War Council Pakistan Party Personal Papers plebiscite political President Prime Minister Privy Council Pty Ltd reported Richard Searby Robert Menzies Secretary section 92 September ship Simon Sir John Sir Owen Dixon South Wales Starke Supreme Court Sydney talk told Dixon United Nations Victoria Washington Watt Wool wrote Yallambee