Symon, Josiah, (Sir) (1846-1934, )

Symon, Josiah, (Sir) (1846-1934, )
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Symon, J. H. (1846-1934, )
Symon, J. H. (Josiah Henry) (1846-1934)
Symon, Josiah, (Sir) (1846-1934)
Symon, Josiah (1846-1934, )
Symon, Josiah Henry, (Sir) (1846-1934, )
Symon, Josiah Henry, (Sir) (1846-1934)
Symon, Josiah Henry (1846-1934, )
Symon, Sir Josiah Henry, (Sir)
Symon, Sir Josiah Henry, (Sir) (1846-1934, )
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Lawyer; Politician; Past Member of the Australian Federal Parliament; Senator; Senator for South Australia; Senator for
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Sir Josiah Henry Symon (1846-1934), lawyer and politician, was born on 27 September 1846 at Wick, Caithness, Scotland, son of James Symon, cabinetmaker, and his wife Elizabeth, née Sutherland. Educated...

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Senator for South Australia, 1901–13 (Free Trade; Anti-Socialist Party)

Josiah Henry Symon was born at Wick, Caithness, Scotland, on 27 September 1846, the son of James, a cabinetmaker, and Elizabeth, née Sutherland. Josiah was educated at the Allan’s School, Stirling, the Stirling High School and then inEdinburgh for two years. In 1866, Symon migrated to South Australia and began a legal career, taking articles with his cousin, J. D.  Sutherland, at rural Mount Gambier. His fortunes improved in 1870 when a well-prepared brief for leading counsel, Samuel James Way, led to the invitation to transfer his articles to the Adelaide firm of Way and Brook. There he developed a friendship with a fellow clerk, Charles Cameron Kingston, later premier of South Australia, federal father and first Commonwealth Minister for Trade and Customs.

Called to the Bar in November 1871, Symon became a partner with Way and Brook in 1873, and senior partner in 1876 when Way was appointed Chief Justice of South Australia. He took silk in 1881 and refused appointment to the Supreme Court Bench in 1884. As an acknowledged leader of the South AustralianBar for more than thirty years,Symon was said to have towered above his legal and political contemporaries. His grasp of legal principles, his ability to marshal clear and incisive arguments, to break down a hostile witness or to lead the bench or jury to the conclusion he wanted made him the most sought after counsel in Adelaide for major civil and criminal cases. Symon was president of the South Australian Law Society (1898–1903, 1905–19) and a member of the Society of Comparative Legislation and International Law, to whose journal he occasionally contributed.[1]

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Sir Josiah Symon, who was one of the foremost members of the national convention of 1897, which framed the Federal Constitution, and a senator in the first Commonwealth Parliament, died at his home...

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  1. The Australian Commonwealth Bill : observations by Mr. J.H. Symon, Q.C., in reply to Chief Justice Way’s attack upon the delegates and Mr. Chamberlain’s "compromise" as to clause 74
    Symon, Josiah, Sir, 1846-1934
    [ Article : 1900-2011 ]
    At Adel Uni Inst Rep
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  2. The Australian Commonwealth Bill : the "Spectator’s" criticism : a reply
    Symon, Josiah, Sir, 1846-1934
    [ Article : 1900-2011 ]
    At Adel Uni Inst Rep
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  3. The Australian Commonwealth Bill : observations by Mr. J.H. Symon, Q.C., in reply to Chief Justice Way's attack upon the delegates and Mr. Chamberlain's "compromise" as to clause 74
    Symon, Josiah, Sir, 1846-1934
    [ Book : 1900 ]
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    The Australian Commonwealth Bill : observations by Mr. J.H. Symon, Q.C., in reply to Chief Justice Way's attack upon the delegates and Mr. Chamberlain's "compromise" as to clause 74
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  4. The Australian Commonwealth Bill : the Spectator's criticism : a reply / by J.H. Symon
    Symon, Josiah, Sir, 1846-1934
    [ Book : 1900 ]
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    The Australian Commonwealth Bill : the Spectator's criticism : a reply / by J.H. Symon
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  5. Papers of Elizabeth Dyer relating to Sir Josiah Symon
    Dyer, Elizabeth Symon
    [ Unpublished : 1897-2017 ]
    At National Library
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  6. Speeches by the Hon. Sir Josiah Symon, K.C.M.G., K.C. in the Federal Convention and in the Senate
    Symon, Josiah, Sir, 1846-1934
    [ Article : 1897-2011 ]
    At Adel Uni Inst Rep
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  7. Common place book of Sir Josiah Symon
    Symon, Josiah Sir, 1846-1934
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1904-1905 ]
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  8. My library at "Manoah", Upper Sturt, South Australia, catalogued for use
    Symon, Josiah Sir, 1846-1934
    [ Book : 1924 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  9. Papers of Sir Josiah Symon
    Symon, Josiah, Sir, 1846-1934
    [ Unpublished : 1820-1959 ]
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  10. Speeches : (1) state rights and the Constitution of the Senate on 10th September, 1897 ; (2) Federal land taxation / by Sir Josiah Symon in the Federal Convention and in the Senate
    Symon, Josiah, Sir, 1846-1934
    [ Book : 1932 ]
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  1. Sir Josiah Henry Symon
    [ Photograph : 1920 ]
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    Sir Josiah Henry Symon
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  2. Sir Josiah Henry Symon
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  3. The Australian Commonwealth Bill : observations by Mr. J.H. Symon, Q.C., in reply to Chief Justice Way's attack upon the delegates and Mr. Chamberlain's "compromise" as to clause 74
    Symon, Josiah, Sir, 1846-1934
    [ Book : 1900 ]
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    The Australian Commonwealth Bill : observations by Mr. J.H. Symon, Q.C., in reply to Chief Justice Way's attack upon the delegates and Mr. Chamberlain's "compromise" as to clause 74
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  4. The Australian Commonwealth Bill : the Spectator's criticism : a reply / by J.H. Symon
    Symon, Josiah, Sir, 1846-1934
    [ Book : 1900 ]
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    The Australian Commonwealth Bill : the Spectator's criticism : a reply / by J.H. Symon
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  5. Papers of Elizabeth Dyer relating to Sir Josiah Symon
    Dyer, Elizabeth Symon
    [ Unpublished : 1897-2017 ]
    At National Library
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  6. Portrait of Sir Josiah Symon
    [ Photograph : 1890 ]
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  7. Sir Josiah Symon / Will Dyson
    Dyson, Will, 1880-1938
    [ Art work : 1930-1939 ]
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  8. Portrait of Josiah Symon / The Swiss Studios
    Swiss Studios (Melbourne, Vic.)
    [ Photograph : 1900 ]
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  9. Common place book of Sir Josiah Symon
    Symon, Josiah Sir, 1846-1934
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1904-1905 ]
    At National Library
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  10. Portrait of the Hon. J. H. Symon / Elliott & Fry
    Elliott & Fry (Firm)
    [ Photograph : 1900 ]
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  1. Symon, David (1858-1924)
    Merchant; Shipping Agent
    ... Sir Josiah Symon has just been informed by cablegram of the death, of his younger brother, Mr ... . David Symon, who was well known in South Australia, and had many friends in this State. As a young man... ...
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  2. Symon, Charles James (1886-1942)
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    ... Lady Symon and the late Sir Josiah Symon. He was educated at St. Peter's College, Adelaide, and ... Mr. Charles James Ballarat Symon, who died at his home at Mylor yesterday, was the eldest son of ...
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  3. Symon, Mary Eleanor, (Lady) (1858-1944)
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    ... Eleanor Symon, widow of Sir Josiah Symon, whose death occurred yesterday morning at the age of 86. During... ...
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  1. Sir Josiah Henry Symon
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  5. Sir Josiah Symon / Will Dyson
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  1. Government Gazette Notices
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Saturday 28 January 1905 [Issue No.7] p 122

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Honorable Sir Josiah Henry Symon, Attorney , General of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Minister ... Commonwealth Offices, in Melbourne, in the State of Victoria. J. H. SYMON, Attorney-General. ... 98 words
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  2. Government Gazette Appointments and Employment
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 18 August 1904 [Issue No.50] p 973

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... Lean to be Minister of State for Trade and Customs. The Honorable Sir Josiah Henry Symon, K.C.M.G., K ... .C., to be Attorney-General. The Right Honorable Sir George Turner, P.O., K.C.M.G., to be Treasurer. The ... 148 words
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  3. INTENTION TO PUBLISH
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Business (National : 1987 - 2004) Tuesday 3 April 2001 p 645

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Stout Frederick Stroud Sir Francis Suttor William S, Sydney Sir Josiah Symon Audrey Tennyson, Baroness ... its Website the correspondence of Sir Edmund Barton held in the Library. The letters, which were ... 1204 words
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  1. Sir Josiah Symon and the Railways Commissioner
    Stinson, A. J
    South Australiana
    [ Article : 1985 ]
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  2. Sir Josiah Symon, federation and the High Court
    Wright, D. I
    Royal Australian Historical Society. Journal
    [ Article : 1978 ]
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  3. Rare Book and Special Collections in the State Library of South Australia [A paper read at the fifth Annual Conference, held in the Sir Josiah Symon Library, State Library of South Australia, 24 August 1974]
    Hankel, Valmai
    Bulletin (Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand)
    [ Article : 1974 ]
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  4. THE RED PAGE. JOSIAH-S DREAM (6 July 1905)
    The bulletin.
    [ Article : 1905 ]
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  1. There's something in the British after all : patriotic song / words adapted by Rev. Hebert Edwards ; music by W.R. Knox
    Knox, W. R. (William Robert)
    [ Printed music : 1910-1915 ]
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    There's something in the British after all : patriotic song / words adapted by Rev. Hebert Edwards ; music by W.R. Knox
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  2. Interview with Sydney Buttrose / Interviewer: Karen George
    Buttrose, Sydney
    [ Sound : 2002 ]
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  3. Interview with Edward Clisby / Interviewer: Tony Evans
    Clisby, Edward, 1907-1993
    [ Sound : 1993 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  4. Descendent to address unfinished work on indigenous recognition
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    Descendent to address unfinished work on indigenous recognition
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  1. SIR JOSIAH SYMON'S ADDRESS.
    The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) Saturday 19 May 1906 p 12 Article
    ... detail. My friend put it as a statement of fact.' Sir Josiah Symon— I did nothing of the, kind. You got ... 2.30 p.m. Sir Josiah Symon— WhAi we were adjourning 1 had wiped the slate clear of that liugp a ... 37279 words
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  2. SIR JOSIAH SYMON.
    Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904) Saturday 6 April 1901 p 6 Article Illustrated
    ... committee of the convention. Sir Josiah Symou is an advoi'.rte of a non-jirote.eUve tariff, and he received ... SJR .JOS]All SV510N. Sir .7osnali Symoii, was born at \\ ick, in ihe OounU- of UaitJmes?, Scotland ... 351 words
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  3. HON. SIR JOSIAH SYMON.
    The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934) Friday 26 August 1904 p 20 Article
    ... hon: sir josiah symov _r,:-5sSH Sir.Josiab Syrnon w.n a member of South Australian Legislative ... 129 words
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  1. Poetry and its claims : an address by the Hon. Sir Josiah Symon, K. C. M. G., K. C., at the inaugural meeting of the poetry recital society, Adelaide Branch on May 4th 1910
    Symon, Josiah
    [ Book : 1911 ]
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  2. Shakespeare the Englishman
    Symon, Josiah Henry, Sir
    [ Book : 1929 ]
    At Flinders University
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  3. Faces of federation : an illustrated history / John Lahey
    Lahey, John
    [ Book : 2000 ]
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  4. Mightier than the sword: The life and times of Sir John Waters Kirwan 1866-1949
    Partlon, Anne
    [ Thesis : 2011 ]
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    As early as July, 1929 there was discussion that the Discovery needed a mascot, at that stage there was a mention of a terrier and to give the terrier the name of 'Nigger'. In early October, 1929 ther...

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  2. Harry George Hawker MBE AFC Australian Pioneer Aviator - 1914
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    Harry left for England in 1911 together with Harry Busteed, Harry Kauper and Eric Harrison. He joined the Sopwith Aircraft Co in June 1912. In September 1912, Thomas Sopwith taught Harry how to fl...

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