History provides an important window into the future. Throughout his career as Queen’s Counsel and academic Dr Michael White QC – with unwavering enthusiasm and exemplary energy – continually promoted the study and importance of Queensland’s legal history among the legal profession and broader community. The Idea of Legal History has been assembled in Dr White’s honour, to celebrate that achievement and further provide a forum for the study of legal history.
Featuring a wide-ranging collection of specially commissioned articles by members of the judiciary and notable scholars, this publication provides an accessible forum for legal professionals to delve into Queensland’s legal past. Also featured are tributes to Dr White by his contemporaries, colleagues and associates, which provide fascinating insights into the man who has achieved so much in this field.