- THE DOROTHY HEWETT AWARD
From Moree to Mabo: The Mary Gaudron Story
Including a Foreword by The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG,From Moree to Mabo is the remarkable story of Mary Gaudron QC, the first female justice of the High Court of Australia and paints a compelling portrait of a dynamic woman and her extensive contributions to the Australian legal system.
In a groundbreaking career, Mary Gaudron passionately championed gender equality and indigenous rights, ruling on landmark decisions such as Mabo and Wik. She also appeared in the Equal Pay case for the Whitlam Government. From her formative years spent in a NSW country town to being appointed the first female justice of the High Court of Australia (1987) author Pamela Burton conveys the extraordinary life of one of our most colourful High Court judges.
Longlisted – 2012 National Biography Award
Praise for From Moree to Mabo:
From Moree to Mabo is a truly inspiring story of unceasing dedication to improve the lives of all Australians.ALADIN RAHEMTULA , PROCTOR - QLD LAW SOCIETY MAGAZINE
A compelling chronicle of the life and career of Gaudron.LAW SOCIETY JOURNAL