A Conversation with Antonio Buti

EATON – Thursday, 11th July 2019, 6.00pm

Come and join us for an evening with West Australian MP, lawyer, and author, Antonio Buti, who will be visiting Eaton Community Library to discuss his latest work, A Stolen Life: The Bruce Trevorrow Case.

On Christmas Day 1957, Joe Trevorrow walked through the blistering heat to seek help for his sick baby boy. When relatives agreed to take Bruce to hospital, Joe was relieved — his son was in safe hands — but, within days, Bruce would be living with another family, and Joe would never see his son again. At the age of ten, Bruce would be returned to his Indigenous family, sparking a lifelong search for an identity that could never truly be known and a court case that made history.

Bruce Trevorrow was the only member of the Stolen Generations to sue an Australian government for compensation and win. His case against the State of South Australia was a landmark moment in Australian history. Antonio Buti was one of the lawyers who prepared Stolen Generations submissions for the national inquiry that resulted in the Bringing Them Home report.

About the Author

Dr Antonio Buti is a member of the Western Australian Parliament, Honorary Fellow at the Law School at the University of Western Australia and Adjunct Professor at the Law School of Murdoch University. He was educated at the University of Western Australia, Australian National University, Oxford University and Yale Law School. He has written extensively on a wide range of issues including a book on the great Perth Mint swindle called Brothers: Justice, Corruption and the Mickelbergs. In 2007, his biography of Sir Ronald Wilson, A Matter of Conscience, won the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for non-fiction and the Premier’s Prize.

Please come along for this intimate discussion, enjoy light refreshments, and join the conversation as Antonio shares his unique insight into this fascinating and historic case.

Book now to avoid disappointment as places are limited.