The Bradshaw Case (Paperback)
A compelling drama… a verdict just in time.
A newcomer to Broome in Western Australia, Colin Everett is drawn into a fierce dispute about native title known as ‘the Bradshaw case’. The disappearance of a key witness points to threats of blackmail, or even worse. To win the case for the Aboriginal claimants, Colin and his fellow lawyers have to find the witness, get the better of their opponents, and probe the origin of ancient rock art in the Kimberley region. The case ends in a swirl of controversy and a crucial verdict. It offers a poignant glimpse of how the future can be shaped by half-truths and human failings, by contested versions of the past.
Joseph Bradshaw, an explorer and pastoralist, gave his name to rock art of great beauty, uniqueness and antiquity. Little is known of the people who created it many thousands of years ago.