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Introduction

McCalman, Iain; McGrath, Ann

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Visitors to the National Museum of Australia's repository can encounter a crazy mechanical sculpture, entitled 'The Law Machine', constructed by political cartoonist Bruce Petty. A distinctive lawyer's wig, copperplate writing on wood, antique money, musical instruments, knives, forks and a range of old and new everyday objects are loosely assembled into an anthropomorphic machine evoking centuries-old traditions. When the handle of this unique apparatus is turned, the adversarial system pits...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/13337

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