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The Harry Gibbs building of the Commonwealth Law Courts was named in honour of Sir Harry Talbot Gibbs (1917 -2005) former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and a Justice of the Court.

After graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Laws, he was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1939, and was appointed a Queen's Counsel (QC) in 1957.  

He was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland from 1961–67, and a Judge of the Federal Court of Bankruptcy and Supreme Court of the ACT 1967–70. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1970, a Privy Counsellor (PC) in 1972, and a Grand Cross of St Michael and St George (GCMG) in 1981.


Address:North Quay & Tank Street, Commonwealth Law Courts, Harry Gibbs Building, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.468972
Long: 153.019644
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People


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Harry Gibbs Building
Commonwealth Law Courts       


This building is named in honour of  the Rt Hon Sir Harry Talbot Gibbs GCMG, AC, KBE, QC (1917 - 2005)

Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia 1981 - 1987
Justice of the High Court of Australia 1970 - 1981
Judge Federal Court of Bankruptcy 1967-1970
Privy Councillor 1972
Judge Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory 1967-1970
Judge Supreme Court of Queensland 1961-1967
Judge Court of Appeal of Kiribati 1988-1999
President Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences 1980-1982
Inaugural President Samuel Griffith Society 1992-2005

Source: MA
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