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The Resource Australian biography., Barbara Holborow, produced and directed by Robin Hughes, (electronic resource /)

Australian biography., Barbara Holborow, produced and directed by Robin Hughes, (electronic resource /)

Label
Australian biography., Barbara Holborow
Title
Australian biography.
Title part
Barbara Holborow
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Robin Hughes
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Children's Court Magistrate. Born Sydney, 1930. Died 2012. Barbara Holborow served for 12 years as a magistrate in the children's court, where her compassion and outspokenness were legendary - perhaps because of her own beginnings. Although she describes her childhood as happy, it was also lonely. An only child, her parents were fiercely protective. As Barbara tells it, that's the reason why she has "enough love to hand out to other kids forever". When she was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 13, her overwhelming feeling was one of guilt - a fear that she had let her parents down. It was a feeling she conquered, and since then she has never allowed the condition to hold her back. That does not mean it hasn't left a mark. Doctors at the time did not fully understand the complications that diabetes could bring to a pregnancy and Barbara's first child (a boy) died soon after he was born. Although she later gave birth to a healthy girl, that death reverberated through her life. Not long after Louise's birth, Barbara split with the husband she had married so young, moved back with her parents, found a job as a legal secretary and resumed her studies - first high school then law. She was 39 when she graduated as a solicitor. Barbara specialised in children's cases and it was through her work at a women's refuge that she met Jacob, a young Aboriginal boy she adopted. Since then, many foster children have come under Barbara's care, but it is as a magistrate that Barbara has had an impact on the lives of thousands of kids. Fiercely committed to reforming the judicial system for children, she was involved in setting up free legal aid for children in NSW, a care court that deals with cases of neglect, and a special jail for first-time offenders aged 18 to 25. It's a commitment that has continued since her retirement from the bench in 1994 and one she talks about with passion in this interview
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
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Hughes, Robin
Runtime
26
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holborow, Barbara
  • Women
  • Lawyers
Target audience
adult
Label
Australian biography., Barbara Holborow, produced and directed by Robin Hughes, (electronic resource /)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014)
Control code
ASP2710843/ausv
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (26 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897480560
Video recording format
other
Label
Australian biography., Barbara Holborow, produced and directed by Robin Hughes, (electronic resource /)
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014)
Control code
ASP2710843/ausv
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (26 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897480560
Video recording format
other

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