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Cathy McLennan Cathy McLennan i(8150521 works by)
Gender: Female
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Cathy McLennan is an Australian writer, lawyer, and magistrate. She has a Masters of Law from the University of Queensland.

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y separately published work icon Saltwater : An Epic Fight for Justice in the Tropics We Come From Saltwater People St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2016 8150555 2016 single work autobiography

'When Cathy McLennan first steps into Townsville’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service as a young graduate she isn’t expecting a major murder case to land on her desk. The accused are four teenage boys whose family connections stretch across the water to Palm Island.

'As she battles to prove herself in the courtroom, Cathy realises that the truth is far more complex than she first thought. She starts to question who are the criminals and who are the victims.

'Saltwater tells the compelling story of one lawyer’s fight for justice amongst the beauty and the violence of this tropical paradise.' (Publication summary)

2014 winner Queensland Literary Awards Emerging Queensland Author - Manuscript Award
2018 shortlisted ASAL Awards The Australian Historical Association Awards Magarey Medal for Biography
2017 winner Queensland Literary Awards Non-Fiction Book Award
2017 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Queensland Premier's Award for a Work of State Significance
2017 winner Queensland Literary Awards The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year
2017 shortlisted Colin Roderick Award
2017 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Adult Book of the Year
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