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The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

'Radical Restraint'

Interview with Michael Kirby and Ralph Heimans
Video: 5 minutes

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG interviews the artist who painted his portrait, Ralph Heimans.

This video was produced with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

Video transcript

1 . Radical Restraint Justice Michael Kirby 1998 All Ralph Heimans. © Ralph Heimans.

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