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The Resource Swifty : a life of Yvonne Swift, Edmund Campion

Swifty : a life of Yvonne Swift, Edmund Campion

Label
Swifty : a life of Yvonne Swift
Title
Swifty
Title remainder
a life of Yvonne Swift
Statement of responsibility
Edmund Campion
Title variation
Life of Yvonne Swift
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary story of how a devoted nun became an equally devoted campaigner for justice as a successful criminal defence lawyer. When Yvonne Benedicta Swift entered the Sacre Coeur convent in Rose Bay in 1938, she was determined to dedicate herself to religious life. But in the 1970s she did something unusual: retrained as a lawyer, established her own practice and defended some of Sydney's most notorious criminals. In her shift to the law, 'Swifty', as she was known, left behind an impressive career as principal of the Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart, and later Sancta Sophia College at the University of Sydney. In her legal practice she took on clients who she believed had been wronged, especially by the legal system itself. Known for her plain-speaking approach and her deeply compassionate outlook, Swifty went on to represent the likes of convicted murderers Douglas Rendell and Arthur Loveday, underworld figure Bill Bayeh, and Bandidos gang members for everything from traffic offences to murder. The story of this extraordinary woman, who treated everyone from bishops to bikies equally, is a truly unusual and remarkable one
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campion, Edmund
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swift, Yvonne
  • Society of the Sacred Heart
  • Convent of the Sacred Heart (Rose Bay, N.S.W.)
  • Sancta Sophia College (University of Sydney)
  • Nuns
  • Women school principals
  • Criminal defense lawyers
Target audience
adult
Label
Swifty : a life of Yvonne Swift, Edmund Campion
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057206151
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xiv, 124 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742234755
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)945698228
Label
Swifty : a life of Yvonne Swift, Edmund Campion
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057206151
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xiv, 124 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742234755
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)945698228

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