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Law in War: Freedom & restriction in Australia during the Great War


Law in War: Freedom & restriction in Australia during the Great War

SKU: 9781742236483 Category: Product ID: 4454


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Title: Law in War: Freedom & restriction in Australia during the Great War
Publication date: 01/04/2020
Price: $35.00
Publishing status: Active

A nation often amends its laws during war, not least to
regulate life at home. Yet few historians have considered the impact of law on
everyday lives in Australia during the Great War. In this original book, lawyer
and historian Catherine Bond breathes life into the laws that were central to
the way that people s daily lives were managed in Australia 1914 18. Riveting
and at times shocking, it argues that in First
World War Australia, law perpetuated a form of tyranny in the name of victory
in war.

Bond finds that law was used as a tool against many Australians
to discriminate, oppress, censor and deprive them of property, liberty and
basic human rights. This legal regime created a deep injustice that, for the
most part, has remained undocumented and unacknowledged. The book examines and
documents individual experiences under the law, so we meet the men who wrote
the laws; a police officer who enforced the law; two men interned under the
law; two women protestors who were gaoled under the law; a man imprisoned
multiple times then deported; three men who were discriminated against by the
law and, finally two men who benefitted from the law.

Many infamous laws were used
during this period, including the War Precautions Act (and its myriad
regulations) and the Unlawful Associations Act. Engaging and
informative, this book holds those who wrote the laws to account, exposing the
sheer breadth and impact of this wartime legal regime, some of which is still
in force to this day.

ISBN: 9781742236483
Dimension: 234mm X 153mm

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Dimensions 234 × 153 mm