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George Higinbotham
George Higinbotham

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A bronze statue commemorates the Chief Justice of Victoria from 1886 to 1892, George Higinbotham.

George Higinbotham (19 April 1826 – 31 December 1892) was a politician and was a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, which is the highest ranking court in the Australian State of Victoria. He started his career as a reporter, before serving as Attorney General and then as Chief Justice. He was born in Dublin in 1826 and migrated to Melbourne at the age of 28. His first job in Australia was as the editor of the Argus.

Location

Address:Spring Street, Treasury Buildings, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.812886
Long: 144.97425
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Legal
Monument Designer:Paul Montford

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 12th November, 1937
Front Inscription

Hon. George Higinbotham

Chief Justice of Victoria

1886-1892

Source: MA,VMR
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