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Menzies, Douglas

(1907—1974)


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(born 7 September 1907; died 29 November 1974; Justice 1958–74) was born in Ballarat, Victoria, the eldest son of a Congregational Minister (the Reverend Frank Menzies). Educated at the Clemes School in Hobart (later known as The Friends' School), Hobart High School, and Devonport High School, he moved to Melbourne in 1925 to study law at the University of Melbourne. At first, he boarded with his uncle, James Menzies, but later became a resident of Queen's College. An outstanding student, he won the Jessie Leggatt Scholarship in 1927 and, in 1928, the EJB Nunn Scholarship and the Supreme Court Prize for the candidate placed first in the final honours examinations in law. He graduated LLB in 1928 and LLM in 1929.

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From The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Law.



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