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Mark Tedeschi AM QC was until recently the Senior Crown Prosecutor for New South Wales. He is now a private barrister practising at Wardell Chambers in Sydney. Over the last 35 years he has prosecuted many of the most significant and high-profile trials in Australia. He is a Trustee of Sydney Grammar School. Mark has authored publications in a wide variety of areas and is the author of three true-crime books, which have each been shortlisted as finalists in the Ned Kelly awards for crime writing. Mark is also a keen photographer. His images have been exhibited widely and are included in many public and private collections, including the State Library of NSW. Mark was appointed as an Italian Cavaliere in 2009 and as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2013.
What inspired you to take this role?
I have been an admirer of the State Library since I was a student. I have also been a contributor and a user of the Library’s photographic collection for many years. I think that the Library is one of our State’s cultural gems and one of the most significant guardians of our cultural history. I feel most privileged to be a member of the Council.
Photo: Mark Tedeschi AM QC is in the Shakespeare Room, which is designed in the style of the Tudor period and contains Australia’s most impressive collection of books by and about William Shakespeare.