Selden Society 2018 lecture series: lecture four

Barwick—his place in the legal pantheon

Lecture four: Presented by the Honourable John Dowsett AM, President of the National Native Title Tribunal

Time: 5.15 for 5.30pm start
Date: Thursday 25 October 2018
Venue: Banco Court, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, Level 3, 415 George Street, Brisbane
Registration: register online by 18 October—please bring your ticket for quick check-in.


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About the lecture

The Right Honourable Sir Garfield Barwick AK GCMG was born in Sydney in 1903. He was called to the Bar in 1927 and took silk in 1942. He became one of Australia's most successful commercial barristers and had a reputation as a brilliant orator. He appeared in many high-profile cases.

In 1958 Sir Garfield was elected Liberal member for Parramatta in the Australian Parliament and served as both Attorney-General and Minister for External Affairs in the Menzies government. Following his time in Parliament, Sir Garfield was appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, a post which he held for a record 17 years.

Sir Garfield Barwick retired from court at the age of 77 and died in 1997 aged 94.

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