|Born||13 October 1922|
|Died||12 October 2005 (aged 82)|
|Alma mater||University of Melbourne|
|Relatives||Bob and John (brothers)|
|Awards||Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
Early life and training
While he was in the Navy, Galbally played Australian rules football in the Victorian Football League with Jock McHale's Collingwood. He made just six appearances, all in the 1942 VFL season. A leg injury sustained with an axe while cutting wood left him in hospital for two months and ended his career.
Galbally was one of the first solicitors to practice as a trial advocate without joining the Victorian Bar. He defended his first murder case in 1950 and by the end of his career had achieved an acquittal rate of 80 to 90 per cent.
Galbally was created a Commander of the order of the British Embire in 1977 in recognition of his service to the community.
- Shiel, Fergus (13 October 2005). "Frank Galbally, defender of the underdog, dies". The Age. Melbourne.
- "Frank Galbally". AFL Tables.
- "Galbally's lore". Melbourne: The Age. 13 October 2005.
- Galbally, Frank (1978), Migrant services and programs : [report of the Review of Post-arrival Programs and Services for Migrants], Australian Government Publishing Service, ISBN 0642036683
- "The Order of the British Empire - Commander (Civil) (CBE(C)) entry for GALBALLY, Francis Eugene". It's an Honour, Australian Honours Database. Canberra, Australia: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 11 June 1977. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
In recognition of service to the community