George Pape

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Sir George Augustus Pape (29 January 1903 – 1987) was an Australian lawyer and judge. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1955 and a judge in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1957. He was knighted in 1968 and retired from the Supreme Court in 1975.[1][2]

Education and military service[edit]

Pape was educated at All Saints Grammar School, St Kilda;[Note 1][3] and the University of Melbourne. From 1940 to 1946 he served in the Royal Australian Air Force and was discharged with the rank of Squadron Leader.[1][4]

Air courts of inquiry[edit]

Pape participated in four inquiries into major aircraft accidents in Australia:

Uniform tax law[edit]

In 1952 the state of Victoria challenged the power of the Commonwealth of Australia to impose uniform taxation law. The state government retained four counsel – Henry Winneke,[Note 2] Garfield Barwick, Douglas Menzies and George Pape.[14][15]

Petrov affair[edit]

In the aftermath of the Petrov Affair in 1954, Prime Minister Robert Menzies established the Royal Commission on espionage.[16] George Pape was one of two counsel retained to assist the Chief Counsel for the Commonwealth.[Note 3][17]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All Saints Grammar School was established in 1871 by All Saints Anglican Church, corner of Dandenong Road and Chapel St, East St Kilda. It ceased to operate as a secondary school in 1928, and as a primary school in 1937.[3]
  2. ^ At the time, Winneke was Solicitor-General of Victoria.[14]
  3. ^ Chief Counsel for the Commonwealth was Mr W.J.V. Windeyer QC. His junior counsel were Pape and Mr B.B. Riley of Sydney.[17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b University of Melbourne Archives Retrieved 2012-09-28
  2. ^ Supreme Court of Victoria Retrieved 2012-09-28
  3. ^ a b "All Saints Anglican Church" (The Spirit of St Kilda) Retrieved 2012-09-28
  4. ^ "World War II Nominal Roll" (Australian War Memorial) Retrieved 2012-09-28
  5. ^ "Bird Possible Cause Of Air Crash" The Mercury – 1 May 1946, p.1 (National Library of Australia) Retrieved 2012-09-28
  6. ^ "Hobart Air Crash" The Argus – 15 May 1946, p.8 (National Library of Australia) Retrieved 2012-09-28
  7. ^ "Air Crash Inquiry" Sydney Morning Herald – 29 September 1948, p.3 (National Library of Australia) Retrieved 2012-09-28
  8. ^ "Air Maps Do Not Show Height Of Peak" The Argus – 20 October 1948, p.5 (National Library of Australia) Retrieved 2012-09-28
  9. ^ "Counsel's Submissions At Air Crash Inquiry" The West Australian – 22 December 1949, p.11 (National Library of Australia) Retrieved 2012-09-28
  10. ^ Job 1992, p. 116
  11. ^ "Names Of Counsel To Appear" The West Australian – 27 January 1951, p.7 (National Library of Australia) Retrieved 2012-09-28
  12. ^ "Amana Inquiry Ends After 12 Days" The West Australian – 21 Feb 1951, p.4 (National Library of Australia) Retrieved 2012-09-28
  13. ^ Job 1992, p. 131
  14. ^ a b "Canberra's Uniform Tax Powers Challenged" Advocate – 16 October 1952, p.5 (National Library of Australia) Retrieved 2012-09-28
  15. ^ "Victoria Challenges Uniform Tax Law" The Mercury – 16 October 1952, p.5 (National Library of Australia) Retrieved 2012-09-28
  16. ^ "Three Judges Selected For Royal Commission On Espionage" The Canberra Times – 1 May 1954, p.1 (National Library of Australia) Retrieved 2012-09-28
  17. ^ a b "World Watches Canberra As Spy Inquiry Curtain Rises" Advocate – 14 May 1954, p.3 (National Library of Australia) Retrieved 2012-09-28
  18. ^ "Three Barristers To Assist Spy Inquiry" Sydney Morning Herald – 14 May 1954, p.1 (National Library of Australia) Retrieved 2012-09-28

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