The Bradshaw Case

Nicholas Hasluck

New to Broome in Western Australia, Colin Everett is drawn into a fierce legal dispute over land ownership. A key witness disappears. To win for the Aboriginal claimants, Colin must find the witness, overcome opposition and probe the origin of ancient rock art. The case shows how the future can be shaped by contested versions of the past.
Date Published :
June 2020
Publisher :
Arden
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781925984545
Pages : 220
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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A compelling drama… a verdict just in time.

A newcomer to Broome in Western Australia, Colin Everett is drawn into a fierce dispute about native title known as ‘the Bradshaw case.' The disappearance of a key witness points to threats of blackmail, or even worse. To win the case for the Aboriginal claimants, Colin and his fellow lawyers have to find the witness, get the better of their opponents, and probe the origin of ancient rock art in the Kimberley region. The case ends in a swirl of controversy and a crucial verdict. It offers a poignant glimpse of how the future can be shaped by half-truths and human failings, by contested versions of the past.
Joseph Bradshaw, an explorer and pastoralist, gave his name to rock art of great beauty, uniqueness and antiquity. Little is known of the people who created it many thousands of years ago.

About The Author
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Nicholas Hasluck studied law in Western Australia, then Oxford, before practising law in Perth and becoming a Supreme Court Judge. Twice short-listed for the Miles Franklin Prize, he has written 15 works of fiction, including 'Dismissal' and 'The Bellarmine Jug', winner of The Age Book of the Year Award. According to a reviewer in 'The Weekend Australian', as a Judge and accomplished novelist, he is one of only two living Australians with such an achievement. The London 'Financial Times' has called Nicholas Hasluck ‘a truly important writer’.

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