Castles, Alex C. 1933-2003 (Alex Cuthbert Castles)
Castles, Alex C. 1933-2003 (Alex Cuthbert Castles)
Born 1933; died December, 2003; children: Jennifer and Margaret.
Educator, writer, and editor. Adelaide Law School, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, professor of law, c. 1970-2003.
An Introduction to Australian Legal History, Law Book (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 1971.
Australia and the United Nations, Longman Australia (Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia), 1974.
(Compiler and editor) Australia: A Chronology and Fact Book, 1606-1976, Oceana Publications (Dobbs Ferry, NY), 1978.
(Selector and editor, with J.M. Bennett) A Source Book of Australian Legal History: Source Materials from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries, Law Book (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 1979.
An Australian Legal History, Law Book (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 1982.
Law on North Terrace, 1883-1983, Faculty of Law, University of Adelaide (Adelaide, Australia), 1983.
Compendium of Human Rights Courses in Australia Tertiary Institutions, Australian Government Publishing Service (Canberra, Australia), 1983.
Lawmakers and Wayward Whigs: Government and Law in South Australia, 1836-1986, Wakefield Press (Adelaide, Australia), 1987.
Annotated Bibliography of Printed Materials on Australian Law, 1788-1900, Law Book (North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia), 1994.
The Shark Arm Murders: The Thrilling True Story of a Tiger Shark and a Tattooed Arm, Wakefield Press (Kent Town, South Africa), 1995.
South Australian Legal Records, Adelaide Law Review Association (Adelaide, Australia), 1996.
The Constitutional and Legal History of Sarawak: Documents and Commentaries, Volume I: People's Law-Making and Brooke Rule, Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sarawak (Kuching, Malaysia), 2003.
(With daughter, Jennifer Castles) Ned Kelly's Last Days: Setting the Record Straight on the Death of an Outlaw, afterword by John Williams, Allen & Unwin (Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia), 2005.
Lawless Harvests or God Save the Judges: Van Diemen's Land 1803-55, a Legal History, Australian Scholarly Publishing (North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2007.
A law professor, the late Alex C. Castles wrote and edited numerous historical accounts of Australian law as well as a biography of the notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly. An example of the author's law writing is The Constitutional and Legal History of Sarawak: Documents and Commentaries, Volume I: People's Law-Making and Brooke Rule. In this volume, the author recounts the history of the Sarawak law up until the passage of the 1941 constitution, shortly before the Japanese army arrived. Referring to the author's "erudite and pithy commentaries," Borneo Research Bulletin contributor Bob Reece also wrote: "Altogether, Castles' work will be a great boon to Sarawak's lawyers and politicians as well as to historians and anthropologists and all those who are curious to investigate the distinctive character of Sarawak and its constitutional and legal origins."
Ned Kelly's Last Days: Setting the Record Straight on the Death of an Outlaw was begun by the author and completed by his daughter, Jennifer Castles, after the author's death in 2003. This historical account focuses on the noted bushranger's trial and final days. In the process, the authors explore the political motivation and intrigue that contributed to Kelly's execution. "This is a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in Australian history or law," wrote Sally Murphy on AussieReviews.com. Christopher Bantick, writing in the Melbourne Age, noted that the author "has trawled the available records of the Kelly capture, trial and eventual execution with a forensic eye for detail."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, August 1, 2006, Jay Freeman, review of Ned Kelly's Last Days: Setting the Record Straight on the Death of an Outlaw, p. 15.
Borneo Research Bulletin, annual, 2005, Bob Reece, review of The Constitutional and Legal History of Sarawak: Documents and Commentaries, Volume I: People's Law-Making and Brooke Rule, p. 261.
Melbourne Age, July 16, 2005, Christopher Bantick, review of Ned Kelly's Last Days.
Adelaidian,http://www.adelaide.edu.au/adelaidean/ (June 12, 2007), "Castle's Legacy Lives on through Ned Kelly Book."
AussieReviews.com,http://www.aussiereviews.com/ (June 12, 2007), Sally Murphy, review of Ned Kelly's Last Days.
"Castles, Alex C. 1933-2003 (Alex Cuthbert Castles)." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. 20 Sep. 2018 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.
"Castles, Alex C. 1933-2003 (Alex Cuthbert Castles)." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (September 20, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/castles-alex-c-1933-2003-alex-cuthbert-castles
"Castles, Alex C. 1933-2003 (Alex Cuthbert Castles)." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved September 20, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/castles-alex-c-1933-2003-alex-cuthbert-castles
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.