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Albert Bathurst Piddington

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1862–1945)

qualified in law but chose to teach, including five years at the University of Sydney where his circle of friends included Christopher Brennan. In 1895 he was elected...

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Andrew Inglis Clark

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1848–1907)

was a federationist who helped draft the Commonwealth constitution. A lawyer and parliamentarian in Tasmania, he was an advanced liberal and admirer of the USA with a...

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basic wage

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Australasian and Pacific History.

Sometimes also referred to as a ‘living wage’ or ‘minimum wage’. The principle of a basic wage was most famously enunciated by H. B. Higgins in the ‘Harvester Judgment’: Ex ...

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Cooper, Henry Ernest

Thomas Clarkin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Australasian and Pacific History; World History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 944 words.

Cooper, Henry Ernest (28 August 1857–15 May 1929), lawyer and politician, was born in New Albany, Indiana, the son of William Giles Cooper and Harriet A. Weller. The details of his...

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Dampier, William

Joel H. Baer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; Property Law; Property Crime. 3089 words.

Dampier, William (1651–1715), buccaneer and explorer, was born in August and baptized on 5 September 1651 at East Coker, Somerset, the second of six children of tenant farmers George...

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double dissolution

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Australasian and Pacific History.

The termination by order of the Governor-General of both houses of parliament, necessitating an election for the House of Representatives and the whole Senate rather than half of the Senate...

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Drake, Sir Francis

Harry Kelsey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas; Property Law; Property Crime; African History; Travel and Holiday. 12786 words.

Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer, was born about February or March 1540 in Crowndale, near Tavistock, Devon, the eldest of five known children of Edmund...

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Engineers Case

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Australasian and Pacific History.

Of 1920 marked an important shift in the judicial interpretation of the Commonwealth Constitution and significantly enlarged the powers of the federal government. The High Court was asked...

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Ii, John Papa

David W. Shideler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; World History; Education; History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1270 words.

Ii, John Papa (03 August 1800–02 May 1870), native Hawaiian jurist and historian, was born at Waipio, Ewa, Oahu Island, Kingdom of Hawaii, the son of Malamaekeeke and Wanaoa, descendants of...

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Judd, Albert Francis

Lela Goodell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; World History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1220 words.

Judd, Albert Francis (07 January 1838–21 May 1900), attorney, and chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Hawaiian Kingdom and later of the Republic of Hawaii, was born in Honolulu, the...

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