Guide – Opening Exhibition
Table of contents
On this page
A brief list of the items in the opening display.
Portraits of Past Presidents of the Commission
- The Hon Justice O’Connor
- The Hon Justice Higgins
- The Hon Justice Powers
- The Hon Justice Dethridge
- The Hon Justice Beeby
- The Hon Justice Piper
- The Hon Justice Drake-Brockman
- The Hon Justice Kelly
- The Hon Justice Kirby
- The Hon Justice Moore
- The Hon Justice Maddern
Panel 1 Sir Richard Kirby
- Group portrait of Judicial Members taken circa 1973.
- Kirby portraits.
- Article and photographs from Kings School Newsletter 1922.
- Articles regarding retirement (1973).
Panel 1 (reverse) Full Bench of the Arbitration Commission
- Full Bench of the Australian Industrial Court c 1949-1956.
- The Hon Justice M W D McIntyre
- The Hon Justice Dunphy
- The Hon Justice Alfred W Foster
- The Hon Justice Francis Daniel Kelly
- The Hon Justice Sidney C G Wright
Panel 2 Women of the Commission
Possibly the welcome Ceremony for Commissioner Allsop, The Hon J Robinson presiding circa 1971. (Includes Commissioner J J Cohen, The Hon Justice Mary Gaudron, Commissioner Pauline M Griffin).
- The Hon Justice E Evatt
- The Hon Justice Mary Gaudron
- The Hon Justice J J Cohen
- Commissioner Pauline M Griffin
- Commissioner P St G Barnes
- Commissioner J Oldmeadow
- The Hon President Deidre O’Connor
- Commissioner R D Dight
The first all female Full Bench 21 April 1989 (photo from the Age archive), plus articles.
Newspaper articles from 1910 and 1914.
Panel 3 In the Commission
Group portrait of Commissioners circa late 1960’s of an unknown event.
- Mr Commissioner Terence C Winter
- Mr Commissioner John L Gough
- Mr Commissioner John P Horan OBE
- Mr Commissioner Douglas P Apsey
- Mr Commissioner Norman J Hood
- Mr Commissioner Leonard G Matthews
- Mr Commissioner John Rawdon Donovan
- Mr Commissioner James Edward Taylor CBE
- Mr Commissioner John H Portus OBE DFC
- Mr Commissioner Leslie P Austin (Brig)
- Mr Commissioner G A Findlay
Newspaper articles from 1907.
Panel 4 The First Registration of an Industrial Organisation
May 1905 (The Merchant Service Guild of Australasia)
- Eager to register, the Guild sends a telegram to the Industrial Registrar.
- Unfortunately there are no Regulations or Forms!
- The Guild starts to get a bit anxious.
- Still no Regulations, and the Registrar doesn’t think the Guild’s name complies with the Act!
- The Guild defends its name.
- Still no Regulations!
- At last the Guild can register–once payment is made.
- The Guild arranges payment.
- The Certificate.
- The Rules
- Some examples from the Register of Organisations
Newspaper articles from 1906.
Panel 5 An Early Dispute
Marine Cooks, Bakers and Butchers Association of Australasia v Commonwealth Steamship Owners Association 29th June 1908.
- The Register of Disputes.
- The form of the Order made and signed by the President of the Court, Mr. Justice Higgins on 26 November 1908.
- Newspaper articles from 1907 and 1920.
- The Registry–election registrations, fines and receipt ledgers.
- Annual Reports–a selection focusing on the presidency of Sir Richard Kirby.
- The Basic Wage.
- Books, articles, pamphlets relating to Sir Richard Kirby.
Books belonging to or autographed by Sir Richard Kirby.