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Sir Stanley Burbury (1909-1995)

Sir Stanley Burbury KCMG, KCVO, KBE had a distinguished career in the law in Tasmania, culminating in his appointment as the Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Tasmania.
In 1973 he became the Governor of Tasmania, a position he fulfilled with distinction for nine years. Notably, Sir Stanley was the first Australian-born to hold the office.
Stanley Burbury had been born in Perth, Western Australia, where his father was employed as a metallurgist at the Perth Mint. His mother died soon after he was born, and the infant Stanley was sent back to Tasmania to be raised by an aunt. During childhood he contracted polio, suffering severe damage to his right leg, and giving him a pronounced limp, a lifelong frustration for an otherwise active man.

Photo of Queen Elizabeth II with then Governor Sir Stanley Burbury and school children in Hobart during the Queen’s 1977 official Australian visit.
Photo of Queen Elizabeth II with then Governor Sir Stanley Burbury and school children in Hobart during the Queen’s 1977 official Australian visit.

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