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Farewell dinner

Posted by peggyhora on September 24, 2009

Thinking waiter

Thinking waiter

Half the gang

Half the gang

 

Half the gang

Half the gang

Sue King leaves for Vietnam and Cambodia on Friday night so we’re had our farewell dinner on Thursday night at La Trattoria which is rumored to have the best pizza in Adelaide.  I had the “best gourmet pizza,”,award winning “Andy’s seafood” pie that came with calamari, prawns and scallops with marinara sauce.  I can see why it won awards in both Australia and New York.  In the morning I spoke at a conference of the Aboriginal Legal Rights group at the University of Adelaide about therapeutic jurisprudence and indiginous people.  I also met with two people from the Australian Law Reform Commission about domestic violence issues.  I had lunch with Commissioner Mal Hyde, Asst. Commissioner Gary Burns and Bronwyn Killmer, the highest ranking female member of the South Australian Police to discuss court delay and other issues.  I got a little planning time and finished packing up what stays here and what gets shipped home.  A local icon is Parole Board Chair Francis Nelson QC who has headed the board for 26 years.  I met with her before the farewell dinner and it was very intersting. We had some serious discussions but also a few laughs.  Friday is my last day in the office.  Sniff.   I have my last meetings then it’s off to Rundle Mall for boomerang key chains.  Shhh, don’t tell the kids; they’re stocking stuffers.

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