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Judicial Profiles Research Guide

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

Source Description

Ceremonial Welcome and Farewell Speeches

  • Biographical information and interesting anecdotes about a new or departing Judge.
Law Library of Victoria Catalogue 
  • Search for 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

  • Search for 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 alternative to Trove is Informit. The Library subscribes to AGIS Plus Text on Informit which is available:

Australian Dictionary of Biography
  • Find information about significant persons in Australian history.