A Matter of Conscience: Sir Ronald Wilson

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University of Western Australia Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 474 pages
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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.

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This is a biography of the late Sir Ronald Wilson, who is well known for his role in the "Bringing Them Home" report (1997). That report remains topical and controversial with findings that are still ... Read full review

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