Series 7 - Geoffrey Sawer papers

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Geoffrey Sawer papers


  • 1948-1976 (Creation)

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0.8 m (4 type 1 boxes)

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(1910 - 1996)

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Geoffrey Sawer was born at Maymo, Myanmar (then Burma) on 21 December 1910. He was educated at Scotch College and the University of Melbourne and was admitted as a solicitor in 1934 and a barrister in 1938. Sawer lectured in Law at the University of Melbourne. He was appointed Dean of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University in 1949. In January 1950 he was appointed Professor of Law, Research School of Social Sciences and held this position to 1974. Sawer died on 8 August 1996.

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This series consists primarily of correspondence with judges and academics, but also includes copies of Sawer's satiric poetry including his 'Carmina Canberriensia' and his personal diaries which include draft poems and other personal observations.


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 20 August 2007; revised by Greg Bell on 19 July 2012




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