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1 2010 John Barry Memorial Lecture “Ned Kelly, John Barry and the role of social activism in criminal justice reform.” Peter Norden AO, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow

2 Ned Kelly in chains (1880)

3 Ronald Ryan, last man hanged in Australia (1967)

4 Forty years on, exhumation of Ronald Ryan (2007)

5 John Barry (1920)

6 John Barry, 1941 (aged 38)

7 “Ned Kelly, A short life” Ian Jones

8 John Barry, 1928 (aged 25)

9 John Barry (centre front) Adult Parole Board, 1957

10 Those who profess to favour freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without ploughing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightening; they want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters… Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will”. Frederick Douglass (1860) Advocating against slavery in the US.

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12 Jika Jika prison

13 Four of the five prisoners who died in Jika Jika (1987)

14 Families dealing with the impact of Jika Jika

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16 Jika Jika prison

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19 Activism in different forms

20 Analysis of Repeat Imprisonment Trends in Australia from 1994 to 2007 From 1994 to 2007 the prisoner population increased by an average of 3.7% per year. The number of prisoners with prior imprisonment grew by an average of 3.2% per year. Both prisoner populations grew faster than Australia’s total population, which grew by an average of 1.3% per year.

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23 2010 John Barry Memorial Lecture Watch this lecture online: “Ned Kelly, John Barry and the role of social activism in criminal justice reform.” Peter Norden AO Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow


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