When the High Court Went on Strike

Free Public Lecture

When the High Court Went on Strike

G08 Theatre
Law G08
185 Pelham Street Carlton

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The 2016 Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture: "When the High Court Went on Strike" presented by the Hon. Justice Stephen Gageler.

This lecture covers a little known historical episode from the early history of the High Court when the justices went ‘on strike’. This historical episode will be used as a basis for a broader exploration of the question of judicial independence.

Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture:

In 1958, Ethel Thorpe Southey, better known as Nancy Southey, made a gift to the University of Melbourne to endow a law lectureship in memory of her husband Allen Hope Southey, who had graduated as a Master of Laws in the University in 1917 and died in 1929 at the age of 35.

Thirty years later, the Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture again enjoyed the support of the Southey family as they made further donations to build on Nancy Southey’s initiative.

Forty years later, Mr and Mrs Southey’s son, Sir Robert Southey, made a generous gift in his will to the lectureship fund his mother had established.

And in 2008, 50 years later, the five sons of Sir Robert Southey continued the family’s support of the Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture at Melbourne Law School.

Presenter

  • The Honourable Justice Stephen  Gageler