• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002853

Rosemary Balmford interviewed by Ruth Campbell in the Law in Australian society oral history project [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 3375
  • Date Range 14-Nov-95 - 6-Dec-95
  • Description

    2 digital audio tapes (ca. 180 min.) Justice Rosemary Balmford, judge of the Victorian County Court since 1993, first woman judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria from 1996, speaks of a happy family life where lawyers were common in her family, the stimulation of Melbourne’s Girls Grammar, her enrolment in law at Melbourne University, her involvement in the Student Christian Movement and the Debating Society, articled with Whiting and Byrne, how in 1956 she went to London to work on a Master of Laws at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies but did not finish, in 1957 she worked as a solicitor and lectured part-time, took a job full-time tutor in 1962 leaving home.

  • Access Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee.
  • Finding Aid Corrected transcript (typescript, 94 leaves)

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  • Primary Creator
    • Balmford, Rosemary Anne (1933 - 2017)