• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002031

Elizabeth Evatt interviewed by Daniel Connell in the Law in Australian society oral history project [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 3501
  • Date Range 13-Sep-96 - 13-Sep-96
  • Description

    6 digital audio tapes (ca. 360 min.). Hon Justice Elizabeth Evatt talks about the power of common law; the operation of a bill of rights; the review of the “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act”, which had just been completed and her work with the UN Human Rights Committee. She also talks about her career in law reform; her family background and schooling and her father’s influence on her decision to study law. Evatt discusses her work with the Law Reform Commission in London; the Conciliation and Arbitration Commission; heading the Royal Commission into Human Relationships and her work as the first Chief Judge of the Family Court of Australia.

  • Access Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee.
  • Finding Aid Corrected transcript (typescript, 125 leaves)

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  • Primary Creator
    • Evatt, Elizabeth Andreas (1933 - )