The role of the legal profession in Queensland in the Federation movement, 1890-1900

Johnston, W. Ross (William Ross) (1963). The role of the legal profession in Queensland in the Federation movement, 1890-1900 Honours Thesis, School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Johnston, W. Ross (William Ross)
Thesis Title The role of the legal profession in Queensland in the Federation movement, 1890-1900
School, Centre or Institute School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1963
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Unknown
Total pages 134
Language eng
Subjects 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
The aim of the thesis is to reveal that what lawyers in Queensland thought of federation during 1890s, the role that they played in bringing federation to success, and to evaluate their importance in this matter. Studies have already been made of the significance of a number of federal leaders and some attention has been paid to the attitudes of working class groups. Little has been to consider and assess middle class attitudes. I have picked the legal profession to help fill that gap, starting with the assumption that one would expect the lawyer, a person presumably with some learning and understanding in matters of constitutional law(and so principles of federation), to take perhaps an enlightened interest in a scheme for the federation of Australia.

Research materials have been largely restricted to official and semi-official sources. Private papers on most of the lawyers relevant to this study have not been collected or preserved. However, fortunately many of the private papers of Sir Samuel Walker Griffith have been collected and are held by the trustees of the Mitchell Library and the Dixson Library to whom I am sincerely indebted. I am also grateful to the staff of the Oxley Memorial Library for their assistance. …………………………………………
Keyword Lawyers -- Queensland -- History
Australia -- History -- 1891-1901
Additional Notes Thesis is M.A.(Qual.)

Document type: Thesis
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