The Tasmanian Chapter of HAL is arranging an Oration in honour of Sir John Dimitrios Morris KCMG, the first Chief Justice in Australia of Hellenic origin.
Patron of the Tasmanian Chapter of HAL, the current Chief Justice of Tasmania, the Hon Justice Alan Blow OAM, paid tribute to the work and intellect of Sir John at the launch of Tasmanian Chapter of HAL.
The decision of the Chapter to dedicate its Oration to Sir John is testament to his contribution to Tasmania, where his work stretched far outside administration of justice. He took on vice regal duties as Administrator from time to time, was instrumental in the establishment of educational management facilities, as well as being Chancellor of the University of Tasmania.
The national patron of HAL, Chief Justice of South Australia the Hon. Chris Kourakis, has generously accepted an invitation to deliver the inaugural HAL Sir John Morris Oration, which promises to be an entertaining and enlightening occasion on 16 March 2018.
The Oration will coincide with Hobart’s famous Greek Estia Festival, held on 18 March.