DowlingcoverDowling’s Select Cases
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The 2004 Forbes Lecture
The Dowling Legacy: Foundations of an Australian legal culture 1828 to 1844
By T D Castle and Bruce Kercher
ISBN: 0 9751103 4 9
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The 2003 Forbes Lecture
The Origins and Development of the Protective Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
By Philip Powell AM QC
ISBN: 0 9751103 1 4
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jury_coverThe 2002 Forbes Lecture
Sorely tried: Democracy and trial by jury in New South Wales
By Ian Barker QC
ISBN: 0 9751103 0 6
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Callaghan_cover_150Callaghan’s diary: The 1840s Sydney Diary of Thomas Callaghan BA
Edited by J M Bennett
ISBN: 0 9751103 2 2
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9781760021931Forbes Member David Ash has written an excellent review of Greg Woods’ monumental history

 A History of Criminal Law in New South Wales, vol 2, The New State 1901-1955, (2018),The Federation Press, 878pp. The review is at: G D Woods A History of Criminal Law in New South Wales vol 2

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  • The Journal, Legal History is commissioning a special Law and War Edition. Call for papers has been released. Click on the following link for details: Legal History CFP – Law and War

Launch of new book on Sir Victor Windeyer


The Federation Press announces the launch by Professor The Hon William Gummow AC. of Victor Windeyer’s Legacy: Legal and Military Papers, edited by Bruce Debelle AO QC.