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Ron Merkel interviewed by Ruth Campbell in the Law in Australian society oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 253423
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Merkel, Ron, 1941-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1998 Mar. 2 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 58 min.) 
Series

Law in Australian society oral history project.

Summary

Honourable Justice Ron Merkel, Judge talks about his parents, Jewish background, childhood and early education, university life and overseas travel. He then discusses his early work experiences firstly with a law firm then at the Bar. He was involved in civil liberties work including the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and took silk in 1982. Merkel talks about his position on the Bench of the Federal Court and the changes he has seen over the years in the legal profession.

Notes

Recorded on Mar. 2, 1998 in Melbourne

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 26 leaves) 
Subjects Merkel, Ron, 1941- -- Interviews.  |  Lawyers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Judges -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Judges.  |  Lawyers.
Other authors/contributors Campbell, Ruth, 1928-, Interviewer

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