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Petrow, S 2007 , 'Preface; epilogue.', in Lawless Harvests or God Save the Judges: Van Diemen's Land 1803-55, a legal history , Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd, North Melbourne, viii-xiii.

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Alex Cuthbert Castles was a bon vivant who led a varied and full life as "a public intellectual'. He was born in Melbourne in March 1933. He studied at Auburn South State School, Scotch College and the University of Melbourne, where he received his undergraduate training in law. After graduating with Honours, he attended the University of Chicago, where he obtained his JD degree. Returning to
Australia, Alex tutored in the Melbourne Law School before becoming an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1958 he moved to the University of
Adelaide Law School as a Senior Lecturer and there in 1967 was appointed to a chair. He was Bonython Professor of Law from 1982 to 1994, and also served periods as Dean of Law and President of the Staff Association. In Adelaide he
was known for his "anti-authoritarian'; democratic, and "populist" stances. On his retirement from teaching in 1994 he was made an Honorary Visiting Research
Fellow at Adelaide and continued work on a range of subjects, from Ned Kelly to the "shark arm" murder of the 1920s to Malaysian constitutional law. He later became a Professorial Fellow at Flinders University Law School. Alex was also an inaugural Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission, in which he served as a member from 1975 to 1981.

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