40th Anniversary

Images & videos

First swearing-in

The soon to be sworn in judges of the Court walking to the first sitting.

View this video (link to YouTube - no audio).

First sitting
First sitting of the Court, 7 February 1977 - Sydney. Click to display larger image.

From left to right:
Keely J, Northrop J, Ward J, J B Sweeney J, Franki J, Connor J, Nimmo J, Blackburn J, Smithers J, Bowen CJ, Fox J, C A Sweeney J, Forster J, Woodward J, Riley J, P G Evatt J, St John J, Brennan J.

 

First swearing in ceremony of the Federal Court, 1
 February 1977
First sitting of the Court, 7 February 1977 - Sydney.
(Acknowledgement: Sydney Morning Herald).
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Chief Justice Allsop as Associate to Chief Justice Bowen
Current Chief Justice Allsop as Associate to Chief Justice Bowen, 1981 (3rd from left on the Associate's bench) at the Swearing In of Trevor Morling QC Click to display larger image.

 

Cabinet minutes regarding Federal Court
Cabinet minute approving a new Federal Court, 11 December 1962.

 

Coram book
Coram book of Chief Justice Bowen 3.2.1977 - 2.8.1977.