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Justice Ray Watson papers

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1DraRD59

Justice Ray Watson papers

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Justice Ray Watson papers

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Justice Ray Watson papers

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Date

1922-2003

Record Identifier

1DraRD59
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2.75 metres of textual material (17 boxes), including photographs

8 audio cassettes

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Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Collection of correspondence, clippings, personal papers, photographs and sound recordings related to Justice Ray Watson, 1922-2003.

Series 1
Justice Ray Watson, 1922-2003

Series 2
Series 2: Justice Ray Watson speeches and related sound recordings

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Justice Ray Watson papers

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NOTES

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Original order imposed by Justice Ray Watson has been retained where possible.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

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Presented by Rosemary Parkin, February 2021

Administrative / Biographical history

Raymond Sanders "Ray" Watson was born in Penrith in 1922 and studied law at the University of Sydney. He was a devout member of the Methodist Church and became a lay preacher. During World War II he saw service in the Royal Australian Navy and survived a kamikaze attack on HMAS Australia in 1944. After the war he ran as a liberal candidate in several federal and state elections. He was called to the Bar and advised the Commonwealth Government as part of a committee on the reform of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1956, which eventually became the Family Law Act 1975. He rose to sit as a judge on the first Family Court in the 1970s, where he advocated the priority of children's welfare and no-fault divorce. In 1984, a bomb attack on their home injured him and killed his second wife Pearl Watson died in 2010.

Reference: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Watson_(judge)...

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