Monthly Archives: July 2010

Rewriting History? – No, Applying the Law of 1902

LEGAL REVIEW – NOT REWRITING HISTORY! Natural justice and trial by due process, independent of Parliament and Government is an essential aspect of a democratic society. This was the case in 1902 as it is in 2010. My legal work and … Continue reading

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The 60 Minutes Program Confirms Public Opinion In Support of Pardons

The ‘wash up’ of the 60 mins program aired on 5 July 2010 confirmed the poll results as announced on the program 12 July 2010: The questions asked, Do you Support Pardons for Morant, Handcock and Witton? Yes – 75% … Continue reading

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Why Lieutenants Morant, Handcock and Witton did not get fair trials?

  Denial of natural justice – Investigation On or about 22 October 1901, Morant, Handcock and Witton were arrested and placed in solitary confinement over allegations of shooting Boer prisoners and an investigation commenced; The men were kept in solitary confinement … Continue reading

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The George Witton Petition and What Public Opinion Is Now About Pardon For Breaker Morant!

A Plea for George Witton In 1902, Lieutenants Morant, Handcock and Witton were tried by British courts martial. On 21 December 1901, Morant, Hancock and Witton, were charged with offences that occurred between 2 July and 7 September 1901. Morant … Continue reading

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False Accusations – ‘Breaker’ Morant

After the airing of the 60 minutes program, I received many messages of support and opinion about this case and the petitions seeking pardons. I also received a number of messages that were not supportive and that displayed an ignorance of … Continue reading

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Sir Laurence Street, AC, KCMG, QC, Supports Call For Pardons

The Honourable Sir Laurence Street, AC, KCMG, QC, former  Chief Justice of  NSWs, Lieutenant Governor of NSWs, Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW and Commercial Mediator has been a strong supporter of pardons for Morant, Handcock and Witton. Sir Laurence noted the petition … Continue reading

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