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Clarrie Burke

Clarrie Burke was born in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. At the onset of World War II in PNG his family was evacuated to Brisbane, Australia. Following his primary and secondary schooling in Australia, he trained as a primary teacher for the PNG Public Service.

After PNG gained its Independence in 1975, he moved with his family to Brisbane, Australia, where he was engaged in teacher education. His final appointment before retiring in 1998 was Associate Professor (Education), Queensland University of Technology.

Following his retirement he was for some years an Executive Member Amnesty International (Queensland) and Joint Coordinator of the Queensland Schools Amnesty Network. In this role he has written a number of articles and conducted workshops and projects on human rights, procedural fairness, social responsibility and personal ethics, related to the real life experience of young people today.

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