Supreme Court Library Queensland launches new exhibition commemorating Sir Samuel Griffith

The Supreme Court Library Queensland has launched its new exhibition, The many hats of Sir Samuel Griffith, celebrating the life and legacy of Griffith’s professional and personal life.

Sir Samuel Walker Griffith’s enormous influence on the legal and political systems of Queensland and Australia still reverberates more than 100 years after his death.

Griffith was a well-respected lawyer, twice Premier of Queensland, compiler of the Queensland Criminal Code, editor-in-chief of the Constitution and the first Chief Justice of the Australian High Court. He was also the first Australian translator of Dante Alighieri, and a passionate patron of the arts and education.

You can visit the exhibition on Level 12, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law in Brisbane. The exhibition runs from 23 November 2020–29 October 2021 and admission is free.

For more information, visit the Supreme Court Library’s website.

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