The Chronicle of a Young Lawyer
A Legal Journey in Papua New Guinea Before Independence
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||235 x 155 x 28 mm (H x W x D)|
|Release Date||28 Jul 2020|
|Subject Classification||True stories / True crime|
Kerry travelled the country on Supreme Court criminal circuits from 1969 to 1971, appearing as counsel for Indigenous people accused of serious criminal offences. Written as a chronicle, this account features descriptions of criminal cases in major centres and in remote places only accessible by small planes. It depicts the clash of cultures as Australian criminal law was introduced, and there is valuable material on the application of the rule of law in the emerging nation.