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Herbert Vere Evatt

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(b. 30 Apr. 1894, d. 2 Nov. 1965). Australian Labor leader 1951–60 Born in East Maitland (New South Wales), Evatt taught at the University of Sydney before developing a law ...

Evatt, Herbert Vere

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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..., Herbert Vere ( 1894–1965 ) Australian statesman . A federal politician ( 1925–30 , 1940–60 ), he led the Labor Opposition ( 1951–60 ). Noted for his championship of the rights of the smaller nations, and for greater independence from Britain, Evatt presided over the UN General Assembly ( 1948–49...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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..., Herbert Vere ( 1894–1965 ) was at different stages of his crowded life an eminent lawyer and jurist, a notable scholar and historian, and an influential international statesman. He had a long and controversial career in politics, first in Lang 's NSW Labor government ( 1925–27 ), then as attorney-general and minister for external affairs ( 1941–49 ), and finally as Labor leader of the federal opposition ( 1951–60 ). ‘The Doc’, as Evatt was known, was born in Maitland, NSW, to Anglo-Irish parents. His scholastic brilliance at both Fort Street High School...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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2019
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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...Evatt, Herbert Vere (b. East Maitland, New South Wales 30 Apr. 1894 ; d. Canberra , 2 Nov. 1965 ) Australian Labor leader 1951–60 Evatt taught at the University of Sydney before developing a law practice that specialized in civil liberties. He resigned a safe Labor seat (which he held since 1925 ) to become the (then) youngest justice of the Australian High Court ( 1930–40 ). He returned to politics in 1940 following his election to the House of Representatives. He became the second most senior minister in the Curtin and Chifley Cabinets...

Evatt, Herbert Vere

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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..., Herbert Vere ( born 30 April 1894 ; died 2 November 1965 ; Justice 1930–40 ). Evatt was born at Maitland, NSW. His father died when Evatt was seven. Evatt's mother moved the family to Sydney, where Evatt attended Fort Street Model (Boys High) School and the University of Sydney. He graduated BA ( 1915 ), MA ( 1917 ), and LLB ( 1918 ), all with the highest honours. In 1924 , he was awarded an LLD on the basis of work that became the book The King and His Dominion Governors ( 1936 ). Herbert Vere Evatt, Justice 1930–40 (circa 1928) Evatt volunteered...

Herbert Vere Evatt

Herbert Vere Evatt  

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(b. 30 Apr. 1894, d. 2 Nov. 1965).Australian Labor leader 1951–60 Born in East Maitland (New South Wales), Evatt taught at the University of Sydney before developing a law practice that specialized ...
Elizabeth Andreas Evatt

Elizabeth Andreas Evatt  

(1933– ),lawyer, developed her strong interest in law reform while working for the English Law Commission, and continued with it after her return to Australia in 1973. She was appointed ...
Vere Gordon Childe

Vere Gordon Childe  

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(1892–1957)Born in Australia, Childe became professor successively in the Universities of Edinburgh and London, and was a leading figure in mid-20th-century archaeology. Known for his Marxist ...
Irish Envoys Case

Irish Envoys Case  

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(1923)immersed the Court in a major political, religious, and public controversy. It is notable for the impassioned judgment of Isaacs, the manifest anxiety of Higgins, and the advocacy of Evatt.[...]
Bank Nationalisation Case

Bank Nationalisation Case  

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(1948).Regarded as one of the most protracted legal battles in post-war Australia, this case opened to a crowded High Court in Melbourne on 9 February 1948. It was heard ...
Ceremonial sittings

Ceremonial sittings  

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Occur to mark occasions of importance to the High Court and its members, past and present. Ceremonial sittings are also held at the beginning of each year for new silks ...
‘Fin’ Crisp

‘Fin’ Crisp  

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Leslie Finlay Crisp (1917–84) was director-general of Post-war Reconstruction 1949–50, and professor of Political Science at Canberra University College (from 1960, School of General Studies, ...
Extra-judicial writings of the Justices

Extra-judicial writings of the Justices  

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Reclusiveness has not characterised High Court Justices' willingness to publish articles and papers. Even so, several questions remain largely unexplored. For example, from the perspective of ...
Frank Forde

Frank Forde  

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Francis Michael Forde (1890–1983) was briefly ‘caretaker’ prime minister, for seven days between 6 and 13 July 1945‐from John Curtin's death until the parliamentary Labor party elected Ben Chifley as ...
Christian Brynhild Ochiltree Jollie Smith

Christian Brynhild Ochiltree Jollie Smith  

(1885–1963)served as solicitor to the revolutionary labour movement for more than 30 years. The daughter of a Presbyterian minister and professor of theology, she was educated at Presbyterian Ladies ...
Geoffrey Sawer

Geoffrey Sawer  

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Geoffrey Sawer (1910–96) was one of the leading contributors to research in Australian government, law, and politics in the generation following World War II. After lecturing in law at the ...
Tuckiar v The King

Tuckiar v The King  

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(1934)is a case still regularly cited on the duty of counsel to a client, but it has a wider significance in the history both of the High Court and ...
Tenure

Tenure  

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Security of tenure is an important aspect of judicial independence. Under the Constitution, Justices can be removed only in particular circumstances, and their remuneration cannot be diminished. This ...
Tied vote

Tied vote  

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When the High Court speaks with one voice (see Joint judgments and separate judgments), there can be little doubt about the outcome of a case. When the Court speaks with ...
Victoria Park Racing v Taylor

Victoria Park Racing v Taylor  

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(1937).In this case, a majority of the Court refused to stop a radio station from broadcasting the results of horse races observed from a tower erected on the front ...
W.A. Holman

W.A. Holman  

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(1871–1934),born London, came to Australia in 1888. He soon interested himself in the organisation of the NSW Labor Party, and was elected to parliament in 1898 as the member ...

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