In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
In this latest work from the prolific and, yes, brilliant, Gideon Haigh, a stirring and tragic human narrative is enlarged to form the meditation on the life and work of the book’s main ‘brilliant boy’, Herbert Vere Evatt, parliamentarian, historian, and Australia’s youngest High Court judge.
The death by drowning of 7-year-old Maxie Chester, for his mother, her ‘brilliant boy’, leads to a landmark High Court case, Chester v Waverley Corporation (1939). Evatt, whose meteoric rise is charted by Haigh, argues (in a minority ruling) that compassion for the mother, and her ‘psychological injury’ was a principle to be upheld. With masterful economy, Haigh interweaves migrant and social history, and (for many) almost forgotten Australian legal and political history into a compelling read.