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Author Debelle, Penelope.
Title Red Silk : the life of Elliott Johnston QC.
Imprint Adelaide : Wakefield Press, 2011.

Author Debelle, Penelope.
Subject Johnston, Elliott.
Judges -- Australia -- Biography.
Lawyers -- Australia -- South Australia -- Biography.
Political activists -- Australia -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (247 pages)
Note Red Silk.
Summary 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.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781743050279 (electronic bk.)
1743050275 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 759101467
Additional Format Print version: Debelle, Penelope. Red Silk : The life of Elliott Johnston QC. Adelaide : Wakefield Press, ©2011 9781862549562

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