Sir Richard Hanson was much more than a Judge - although he was an important Judge in his time.
Before he became Chief Justice of South Australia in 1861, he was: a participant in a major government enquiry on Canada which laid the foundations for democratic self-government not only there, but in Australia and New Zealand as well; a co-founder of the polities of both South Australia and New Zealand; a campaigner for Maori land rights; and Premier of South Australia for the better part of three years. In his later life he also became a widely-admired author on historical aspects of the New Testament, taking a free-thinking position and doubting the truth of the Bible stories.
This book tells the story of his life.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Federation Press
- Publication Date: 21/06/2013
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9781862879072