Professor Geoffrey Blainey
“Perhaps no other Australian politician in the 20th century did so much to promote
a major sector of the economy. Whether in extracting iron ore or natural gas, nickel or diamonds, alumina or gold, most of the big projects owed much to Sir Charles Court’s vision, and to the legislative incentives and precautions he devised for them.
When he died in 2007, Australia’s standard of living depended heavily on mineral wealth, half of which was coming from Western Australia.”
“This biography is not only the story of Sir Charles Court’s
personal and family life but is an economic and political
history of post-war Western Australia . . . It is fair in spirit
and will be widely consulted.”