Sir Richard Blackburn OBE

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Richard Arthur Blackburn

Also Known As: "Dick"
Birthplace: Mt Lofty South Australia
Death: October 01, 1987 (69)
Immediate Family:

Son of Brigadier Arthur Seaforth Blackburn, VC, CMG, CBE, ED and Rose Ada Kelly
Husband of Bryony Helen (Chibbs) Dutton
Father of Tom Dutton Blackburn and Private
Brother of Margaret Alison Blackburn; Rosemary Neville (Wody) Blackburn and Private
Half brother of Rosemary Neville Wighton

Occupation: Chairman Law Reform Commission 1971 to 1976. SA Rhodes Scholar
Managed by: Amanda Natalie Blackburn
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About Sir Richard Blackburn OBE

Sir Richard Arthur Blackburn OBE (26 July 1918 – 1 October 1987) was an Australian judge, prominent legal academic and military officer. He became a judge of three courts in Australia, and eventually became chief justice of the Australian Capital Territory. In the 1970s he decided one of Australia's earliest Aboriginal Land rights cases. His service to the Australian legal community is commemorated by the annual Sir Richard Blackburn Memorial lectures in Canberra.

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Sir Richard Blackburn OBE's Timeline

July 26, 1918
Mt Lofty South Australia
March 19, 1955
October 1, 1987
Age 69