Book Review- Herbert Vere Evatt, The Tolpuddle Martyrs: Injustice within the Law, Sydney University Press, Sydney, 2009 (first published 1937). pp. xxi + 104. $25.00 paper Herb 'Doc' Evatt, is perhaps best known for his role in forging the United Nations, defending the Communist Party in the High Court, and for his failure to win office during his term as Labor leader (1951-60). The extent of Evatt's legal and historical scholarship is often overlooked. This new edition of his 1937 book, The Tolpuddle Martyrs, is a timely reminder of the brilliant and energetic intellect behind Evatt's more public activities. In 1834, in the midst of concerns over the rising tide of trade union and reform activity, six labourers from Dorset were charged under the 1797 Illegal Oaths Act and sentenced to seven years transportation to the Australian colonies.
Book review - Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South Eastern Australia: perspectives of Early Colonists, Fred Cahir, Ian D Clark and Philip A Clarke, Carlton South, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, 2018, 360pp, RRP:$69.95. ISBN: 9781486306114.