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Papers of Joe Starke, 1928-2000 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1123244
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Starke, J. G. (Joseph Gabriel), 1911-2006
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1928-2000] 
6.05 m. (9 boxes) + 9 cartons + 1 small carton. 
Summary

MS 7923 comprises texts of ABC radio broadcasts, presented on Notes on the news programs, 1943-1954, and The counsellor programs, 1950-1951; miscellaneous cuttings, pamphlets and correspondence, 1955-1958; photocopies of newspaper cuttings collected by H.V. Evatt on the San Francisco Conference on the United Nations, 1945; and, a typescript copy of Australian pearl fisheries legislation, 1952-1953, antecedents, background and legal effect (2 v., 325 p.) (2 boxes).

The Acc02.135 instalment mainly comprises concertina files containing letters, reports and manuscripts. There are also reprints of Starke's writings, research material and photographs (5 boxes, 2 cartons).

The Acc02.279 instalment comprises further papers of Professor Starke, dating from the 1970s (7 cartons).

The Acc04.227 instalment comprises letters, reports, reprints, printed material and photographs relating to Starke's career as an official of the League of Nations, barrister and academic (1 box, 1 small carton).

The Acc06.078 instalment comprises a transcript of a 1996 oral history recording made by Starke, interviewed by John Farquharson, accompanying summary by Starke of the oral history; photographs and printed material relating to the League of Nations; cuttings and typescripts of writings by Starke on various subjects, including the League of Nations, international law and H.V. Evatt (1 box).

Biography/History

Barrister, lecturer in law and editor. Joseph Gabriel (Joe) Starke was born in Perth, Western Australia, in 1911 and educated at Perth Modern School, the University of Western Australia graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours, and at Oxford where, as a Rhodes Scholar, he read for the degree of Bachelor of Civil Laws. Following study Starke became a member of the Secretariat of the League of Nations in Geneva. In 1939, he was admitted to the English Bar before returning to Australia and practising as a barrister, specialising in equity and international law.

In 1961, Starke was appointed a Queen's Counsel. In the same year he became senior fellow in the Law Department of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University. He remained at ANU until 1976. During this time he held visiting appointments at universities in Europe and, in 1975-1984, was a consultant to the Australian Law Reform Commission. Starke's publications include Studies in international law (1965), The validity of psycho-analysis (1973), Casebook on The law of contract (1975), The science of peace (2nd ed., 1986), and Introduction to international law (10th ed., 1989). In 1965, he inaugurated Australian year book of international law, becoming its first editor. He was also editor of the Australian law journal, 1974-1992. Starke died in Canberra in 2006.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 7923, MS Acc02.135, MS Acc02.279, MS Acc04.227, MS Acc06.078.

Some photocopies.

Related Material J.G. Starke interviewed by Helene Phillips; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 676.  Interview with J.G. Starke, barrister and author, Professor of Law, Australian National University; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 3524. 
Subjects Starke, J. G. (Joseph Gabriel), 1911-2006 -- Archives.  |  Evatt, H. V. (Herbert Vere), 1894-1965.  |  League of Nations. Secretariat. Legal Section -- Officials and employees -- Archives.  |  Australian National University. Department of Law -- Employees -- Archives.  |  League of Nations.  |  Lawyers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  College teachers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Law -- Australia.  |  Contracts -- Australia.  |  International law.
Time Coverage 1928-2000 
Occupation Lawyers.  |  Academics.

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