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Judicial Profiles

Listed below are some sources for biographical information, speeches, texts, and articles by, or about, our judges.

Source Description

Ceremonial Welcome and Farewell Speeches

  • Biographical information and interesting anecdotes about a new or departing Judge.
Law Library of Victoria Catalogue 
  • Biographical texts or journal article abstracts.
Law Institute of Victoria speeches
  • A collection of speeches, including ceremonial speeches for judicial officers from the Supreme Court and other courts.

Victorian Bar Association

  • Appointments, farewells and obituaries.

Trove (National Library of Australia)

  • Find and use resources relating to Australia.
  • An excellent place to start research on this free resource – it brings together a wide range of information including books, journal and newspaper articles, papers, diaries, letters, photos, sound recordings and more.  


For journal and newspaper articles, an excellent alternative to Trove is Informit. The Library subscribes to AGIS Plus Text on Informit which is available:

  • via the Law Library of Victoria intranet (requires login) for judicial officers and court staff.
  • on the computers in the Supreme Court Library available for members of the legal profession and the general public.
  • on the computers in the Richard Griffith Library at the Victorian Bar.
Australian Dictionary of Biograpy
  • Find information about significant persons in Australian history.