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Alternative title: We Come From Saltwater People
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Saltwater : An Epic Fight for Justice in the Tropics
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'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)

Notes

  • We Come From Saltwater People was the title of the unpublished manuscript.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2016 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 352p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 15 August 2016
      ISBN: 9780702253836

Works about this Work

Beyond Tragic Sue Bond , 2017 single work essay review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 388 2017; (p. 61)

'This book is likely to anger many readers. Saltwater is about Cathy McLennan’s time as a barrister for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service on Palm Island and in Townsville in the 1990s. Aged twenty-two and faced with a heavy workload, she was confronted with heartbreaking cases of violence, trauma, and neglect. Other lawyers in the office came and went, but the Aboriginal field officers remained constant. Throughout, there are reminders that Palm Island is a beautiful place with forests and crystalline water, despite its being referred to as ‘the most violent place on earth outside a war zone’.'

(Introduction)

Stories from the Front Line of Disadvantage Rosemary Neill , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2016; (p. 23)

— Review of Saltwater : An Epic Fight for Justice in the Tropics Cathy McLennan 2016 single work autobiography
Stories from the Front Line of Disadvantage Rosemary Neill , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2016; (p. 23)

— Review of Saltwater : An Epic Fight for Justice in the Tropics Cathy McLennan 2016 single work autobiography
Beyond Tragic Sue Bond , 2017 single work essay review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 388 2017; (p. 61)

'This book is likely to anger many readers. Saltwater is about Cathy McLennan’s time as a barrister for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service on Palm Island and in Townsville in the 1990s. Aged twenty-two and faced with a heavy workload, she was confronted with heartbreaking cases of violence, trauma, and neglect. Other lawyers in the office came and went, but the Aboriginal field officers remained constant. Throughout, there are reminders that Palm Island is a beautiful place with forests and crystalline water, despite its being referred to as ‘the most violent place on earth outside a war zone’.'

(Introduction)

Last amended 28 Jun 2017 07:39:00
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  • Palm Island, Ingham area, Ingham - Cairns area, Queensland,
  • Townsville, Townsville area, Marlborough - Mackay - Townsville area, Queensland,
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