White, M. W. D.

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White, M. W. D.

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  • White, M. W. D. (Michael William Duckett), 1939-

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  • White, Michael William Duckett
  • White, Michael W. D.
  • White, M. W. D. (1939-)
  • White, Michael W. D. (1939-)
  • White, Michael William Duckett (1939-)
  • Duckett White, Michael William (1939-)

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Dr Michael White OAM QC is a barrister and legal academic with a particular specialism in maritime law. After a career in the Royal Australian Navy, retiring as a Lieutenant-Commander in 1969, he studied law at the University of Queensland and became a barrister, eventually being made Queen's Counsel in 1988. Since 1999 he has been an academic at the University of Queensland. He has a particular interest in family history, and has collected extensive research material on different branches of the Duckett White family in Australia, culminating in the publication of two books: An early settler : the Duckett White family in Australia (1990) and 19th Century Pioneer: Frank Villeneuve Nicholson Family in Australia (2016).


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US DLC 82064169; AU NLA 619472

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Revised, FF, 27-Feb-2020




T.C. Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland (2020) 'Dr Michael White OAM QC profile'. [Online]

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Revised with authorised and alternative forms of name, new history and record identifiers, Flic French, 27-Feb-2020.

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