Stanley Burbury

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Sir Stanley Burbury

21st Governor of Tasmania
In office
5 December 1973 – 16 March 1982
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded bySir Edric Bastyan
Succeeded bySir James Plimsoll
Personal details
Born(1909-12-03)3 December 1909
Perth, Western Australia
Died24 April 1995(1995-04-24) (aged 85)
Hobart, Tasmania

Sir Stanley Charles Burbury, KCMG, KCVO, KBE (3 December 1909 – 24 April 1995) was an Australian jurist. He was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, and the first Australian-born person appointed as Governor of Tasmania, serving from 1973 to 1982.

Biography[edit]

Stanley Burbury was born on 3 December 1909 in Perth, Western Australia. He had a distinguished career in law in Tasmania, culminating in becoming Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

Burbury was appointed Governor of Tasmania in 1973, the first Australian to hold the office. He was also National President of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

Burbury died on 24 April 1995 at Hobart, Tasmania.

Honours[edit]

Burbury was created a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 1958 New Years Honours.[1]

On 20 April 1977, during the 1977 Royal Visit, Queen Elizabeth II made Burbury a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO).[2]

On 28 August 1981 Burbury was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG).[3]

Legacy[edit]

The impoundment that was created by Hydro Tasmania on the King River on the West Coast of Tasmania, is called Lake Burbury.

The University of Tasmania has a lecture theatre named after Stanley Burbury.

Burbury Close, a street in Barton in the Australian Capital Territory is named after Stanley Burbury.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Judge Stanley Charles BURBURY: The Order of the British Empire – Knights Commander (Civil) (Imperial)". Australian Honour's search facility. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Judge Stanley Charles BURBURY: Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (Imperial)". Australian Honour's search facility. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Judge Stanley Charles BURBURY: Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (Imperial)". Australian Honour's search facility. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Search for Burbury Close". ACT Environment and Planning Directorate. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Sir John Morris
Chief Justice of Tasmania
1956–1973
Succeeded by
Guy Green
Government offices
Preceded by
Lieutenant General Sir Edric Bastyan
Governor of Tasmania
1973–1982
Succeeded by
Sir James Plimsoll