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Sir William Stawell: Second Chief Justice of Victoria, 1857-1886
J. M. Bennett
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2005
In 1842, a young Anglo-Irish barrister, finding there were a /40 hats on the Munster circuit but not enough work for 20a , set sail for the even younger settlement of Melbourne. William Stawell quickly made his mark in the nascent city, becoming Attorney-General within 10 years. He was a leading political figure and Governor Hothama (TM)s chief adviser, as the colony moved towards selfgovernment in the heady, unstable prosperity of the gold rush. He was, wrote the Argus, a /The Governmenta .