Charles Court: I Love This Place is more than a biography of a member of the Liberal Party, it’s the story of a man who brought industry to WA.
Throughout Charles Court: I Love This Place we learn of Sir Charles’ pride in his family, his musical talents, his religious life and his notorious run-ins with prime ministers Whitlam and Fraser. But that’s not all. Here are a few key sections that form part of this historically important biography to whet your appetite.
Sir Charles Court, one of the most creative politicians in Australia’s history.
Making Use of Resources: Iron Ore
We seek to do more than just develop a number of iron ore mines. Our objective is to develop a great region with all the complex infrastructure and associated developments that are necessary to have a permanent, contended, well housed, well educated and well cared for community.
Power Versus Wealth
The two men also disagreed over Court’s insistence that Pilbara towns be built to high standards. According to Court, Hancock argued that galvanised iron had been good enough for Kalgoorlie and should be for the Pilbara.