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29-January-2015
29-January-2015
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A plaque commemorates the contribution of Sir Garfield Barwick in the establishment of the building as the seat of the High Court of Australia.

On 27 April 1964, Barwick was appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, succeeding Sir Owen Dixon, being the first law graduate from the University of Sydney to hold this position. He was instrumental in the construction of the High Court building in Canberra (unofficially known, as a result, as "Gar's Mahal"), and became the first president of the Australian Conservation Foundation in 1966.

Location

Address:King Edward Terrace, High Court of Australia, Parkes, 2600
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.299168
Long: 149.135594
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Legal

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 9th August, 2001
Front Inscription

This plaque was unveiled by
the Prime Minister of Australia
the Honourable John Howard MP
on 9 August 2001

to commemorate the contribution to the establishment
of this building as the seat of the High Court of Australia by

the Right Honourable Sir Garfield Barwick AK GCMG
who was Commonwealth Attorney-General from 1958 - 1963
and Chief Justice of Australia from 1964 - 1981

Source: MA
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