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Profile: Brian Bourke
Born: 13 June 1929, Wangaratta, Victoria  
Admitted to practice: 2 March 1953  
Signed Bar Roll: 1 April 1960  
Took silk: Has never taken silk  
Retired: Is still practising  
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Biography: Brian J. Bourke was born on June 13 1929 at Wangaratta, Victoria. The son of a publican, ... read more +  
Interview topics
  On judges
  Jack Cullity
  Ronald Ryan
  Bertie Kidd
  A knife at the Governor's throat
  Bob Vernon
  Henry Winneke
  On not taking silk
  Meeting Ernest Hemingway
  Sentencing for murder
  Compassion in sentencing
  Specialist barristers
  Getting close to crims
  Brian Bourke talks about 50 years in the law
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