JAMES KENNETH BOWEN: AUTHOR OF THIS BATTLE FOR AUSTRALIA WEB-SITE
The author received his secondary education at the Brisbane Boys' College, and graduated Bachelor of Arts (politics, history, and German language) at the University of Queensland in 1958, followed by Bachelor of Laws at the same university in 1959. He was admitted as a barrister-at-law of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1959.
[LEFT] James Kenneth Bowen in retirement - and preparing to attend a civic reception for Vietnam War veterans held by the Knox City Council (Melbourne) on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of deployment of Australians to the Vietnam War. [RIGHT] James Kenneth Bowen of Counsel, Prosecutor for the Queen for the State of Victoria 1978-1993
LEFT- Major James Bowen on Army service in Vietnam 1968 and RIGHT- Honorary Consultant on Public Affairs to the RSL (1996-2001)
James Bowen is a co-founder of the national Battle for Australia Commemoration and convener of the Battle for Australia Historical Society and the Pacific War Historical Society. He is a published author, whose career has included service as a senior Crown Prosecutor, an Army officer (1967-1974), a senior public servant, and honorary public policy consultant to national bodies such as the RSL and the Australian Family Association. He has convened national symposia on law reform at Canberra (1973 and 1977) and symposia on the criminal justice system in Melbourne (1987 and 1991). He graduated in politics, history, and law from the University of Queensland. He writes Pacific War history and and has a special interest in the dynamics of the Pacific War 1941-43.
The author speaks about the importance of studying history
Professional career- Crown prosecutor in the Territories of Papua and New Guinea 1961-1967
Professional career-Australian Regular Army and Citizen Military Forces 1967-1974
Professional career- Crown Prosecutor at Canberra, 1969-1978; Prosecutor for the Queen for Victoria, 1978-1993
Involvement in criminal justice issues and law reform, 1973-1991
Retirement and initiation of the Battle for Australia Commemoration
Voluntary community service
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