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Owen Dixon : a biography

Author: Philip Ayres
Publisher: Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2003.
Series: Miegunyah Press series, 2nd ser., no. 42.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a biography of Australia's most eminent judge, Sir Owen Dixon (1886-1972). It integrates both the private and professional figure, and examines what was happening at the heights of politics and law in Australia across much of the 20th century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Owen Dixon, Sir.; Owen Dixon, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Ayres
ISBN: 0522850456 9780522850451
OCLC Number: 56660781
Description: xx, 400 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Foundations: 1886-1909 --
2. The young barrister: 1909-1920 --
3. A KC in London: 1921-1924 --
4. The mature barrister and acting Justice: 1924-1929 --
5. A reluctant Justice on the High Court: 1929-1939 --
6. Family first: 1939 --
7. Wartime work in Australia: 1939-1942 --
8. Minister to the United States: 1942-1944 --
9. The postwar Latham court: 1944-1950 --
10. United Nations mediator, Kashmir: 1950 --
11. Chief Justice-in-waiting: 1950-1952 --
12. Chief Justice: 1952-1964 --
13. Retirement: 1964-1972 --
14. The measure of Dixon's greatness.
Series Title: Miegunyah Press series, 2nd ser., no. 42.
Responsibility: Philip Ayres.
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