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Lionel Murphy: A Political Biography

by Jenny Hocking

Jenny Hocking’s political biography of Australian attorney, politician and High Court judge Lionel Murphy created a sensation when it was first published in 1997. The book forced a reinterpretation of Murphy’s considerable legal, social and political legacy. She argues that a long and influential career should not be obscured by the traumatic years before his death nor the media sensationalism since. The paperback edition is accompanied by a Foreword by Justice Michael Kirby, who reflects thoughtfully on Murphy’s career at the High Court.

  • Year of Publication: 1997
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Audience: Adult