Supreme Court of Queensland Library
Creating a Commonwealth
Sir Samuel Griffith and the Federation of Australia
The exhibition Creating a Commonwealth was launched on Friday, 30 March 2001 in the Banco Court, Supreme Court Complex. The exhibition was curated in commemoration of Griffith's impact upon the Australian Constitution and the High Court of Australia and aims to impress upon Queenslanders and Australians the valuable contribution that Sir Samuel Walker Griffith made to this nation.
The Supreme Court Library would like to thank all of those who contributed to the exhibition.
Launch of the Exhibition
The official opening of the Sir Samuel Walker Griffith exhibition, in conjunction with the opening of the Reconstruction of the QGSY Lucinda Smoking Room on the 30th March was attended by 314 guests. Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO, from Murdoch University in Perth, delivered the opening address in the Banco Court
Revised: 10 March 2003
The following information provides an explanation and virtual tour of the various materials included in the exhibition.
Please follow the various links to view the applicable photos.
The Rare Books Room Display Cabinets >> take a tour
The cabinets contain a display entitled Sir Samuel Griffith and the Federation of Australia
The display is illustrated by photographs and books on loan from the Mitchell Library, John Oxley Library and the Fryer Library.
Wall Cabinets >> take a tour
These cabinets contain The Constitution and the High Court display. The display outlines the creation of the High Court of Australia and contains biographical information on the first bench of the High Court.
The display is illustrated by photographs and copies of documents from the National Archives of Australia and Mitchell Library.
Display Cabinets >> take a tour
A biographical display, Sir Samuel Walker Griffith - Scholar, Politician and Chief Justice, contained a chronological history of Griffith's life. The display was illustrated by many personal items and photographs of Griffith's on loan from the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, John Oxley Library, Fryer Library and the Supreme Court Library of Qld.
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