National Library of Australia

The National Library Reading Rooms are now open at reduced hours. Find out more to plan your visit.

<< Previous record  /  Next record >>
Record 2 of 6
You must be logged in to Tag Records
Papers of Sir Ninian Stephen, 1982-1998 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1355090
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Stephen, Ninian, Sir, 1923-2017
 
Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1982-1998] 
9.27 m. (4 boxes) + 27 cartons + 1 oversize box. 
Summary

MS 7738 comprises copies of official speeches given by Sir Ninian Stephen in his capacity as Governor-General of Australia (4 boxes).

The Acc99.253 instalment comprises further papers of Sir Ninian Stephen (27 cartons, 1 oversize box).

Biography/History

Judge and Governor-General. Ninian Martin Stephen was born in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, in 1923 and migrated to Australia as a child. He was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne, and at the University of Melbourne. He completed his law degree in 1949 and by the 1960s he was one of Australia's leading constitutional and commercial lawyers. He was made a Queen's Counsel in 1966 and in 1970 was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Stephen was Justice of the High Court of Australia from 1972 to 1982 when he retired to take up appointment as Governor-General of Australia, an office he held until February 1989. Later Stephen chaired various Australian governmental and other bodies, including the Antarctic Foundation, Australian Banking Industry Ombudsman Council and the National Library of Australia. He has been honoured with numerous awards including a knighthood in the Order of Australia in 1982, and, in 1994, he received the rare distinction of a knighthood in the Order of the Garter.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 7738, MS Acc99.253.

Subjects Stephen, Ninian, Sir, 1923-2017 -- Archives.  |  Australia. High Court -- Officials and employees -- Archives.  |  National Library of Australia. Council -- Presidents -- Archives.  |  Lawyers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Judges -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Governors general -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Statesmen -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1976-1990.
Time Coverage 1982-1998 
Occupation Lawyers.  |  Judges.  |  Governors general.  |  Statesmen.

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    MS Acc99.253 Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
    Access details ... more
    MS 7738 Special Collections Reading Room
    Access details ... more

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.