Owen Dixon Society eJournal

Authors

Peter J. Short

Date of this Version

1-1-1994

Document Type

Journal Article

Abstract

Extract:

I will speak about the controversy surrounding the appointment of Albert Piddington to the High Court on 6 March 1913, followed by his resignation on 24 March 1913. He died 32 years later after an interesting career in Politics, or Industrial Tribunals, and on the fringes of law. The High Court in its 91 year history has had 9 Chief Justices and 35 Justices. None have been quite so extraordinary as the 7th appointment, Albert Bathurst Piddington.

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