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Elliott Johnston and his wife became Communists in 1941 and he resigned only to join the South Australian Supreme Court Bench. His appointment as Queen's Counsel was the highest public office attained by a Communist in Australia. In 1991 he made his national mark as head of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword by Mary Gaudron -- Preface -- Chronology -- Chapter 1 A revolutionary in China -- Chapter 2 A better world -- Chapter 3 Comrade Johnston -- Chapter 4 The Party and the law -- Chapter 5 Seeking social justice -- Chapter 6 Red silk -- Chapter 7 The Dunstan decade -- Chapter 8 Justice Elliott Johnston -- Chapter 9 The Royal Commissioner -- Chapter 10 Elizabeth: A splendid thing -- Chapter 11 The true believer -- Index.
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