2007 Forbes Lecture: The Life and Times of William Charles Wentworth


The Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History invites all members of the Bar to attend its annual lecture, to be held on Thursday, 8�November 2007�at 5pm in the Bar Association Common Room. This subject of this year's lecture, to be delivered by Andrew Tink, MP will be the career of William Charles Wentworth.���

Accepting the invitation to deliver the lecture, Mr Tink remarked that, "As a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly, I was confronted in the�parliament every sitting day for 19 years by an aggressive, larger than life portrait of William Charles Wentworth, a founder of the Bar, a free press, trial by jury and responsible government in NSW."

"Despite Wentworth’s achievements and his brilliant, volcanic personality – the product of a convict mother and a father who was the black sheep of one of Britain’s most distinguished families - no full length biography of him has yet been written", said Mr Tink.

After standing down as shadow attorney general and shadow leader of the House, Mr Tink accepted an offer from Allen and Unwin to write Wentworth’s biography.�

**12 October 2007� **

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