Sir Garfield Barwick

Sir Garfield Barwick (1903–1997)
Garfield Barwick was born in Sydney. His family was not rich or important, but he was a very good student and won many book prizes for his work. He later became a lawyer and a member of the Commonwealth Parliament. While in parliament he was made Attorney-General (the chief lawyer for the government). After leaving parliament he was apponted the chief judge of the High Court.
Barwick helped to write and decide on many important laws in Australia. He was very well known for his work in Australian politics.

In 1953, he was made Sir Garfield by Queen Elizabeth II. He was also given an Order of Australia medal.

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