In freedom's cause

Alfred Edward Dean. Courtesy Gordon Dean nephew and Supreme Court of Queensland

A call to Australians Soldiers' Poems.

If the great cause of Freedom, Were overcome by Huns, Where would our free Australia be, Our sheep and cattle runs?

In Freedom's Cause: the Queensland Legal Profession and the Great Warexhibition

In Freedom's Cause at the Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre

Many more soldier/lawyers have been identified through a careful research process and cross referencing with other sources of information including the National Archives of Australia. One of the difficulties facing the researchers was the identification of the soldier/lawyers as there was no list of service personnel from the legal profession. An on-line list of lawyers has now been collated.

At the opening of the exhibition on 18 February 2016, a publication was also launched which includes the stories of these soldier/lawyers and puts them into context of the home-front experience.

Harry Victor Foote Gibbs courtesy of Gibbs family and Supreme Court of Queensland


The exhibition can bee seen at the Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre, until late June 2016, on the Ground floor, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, 415 George Street, Brisbane, Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, excluding public holidays.

Niles Elvery  | Regional Coordinator, Q ANZAC 100,  State Library of Queensland


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I was wondering how to go about requesting permission to use the image of Harry Victor Foote Gibbs?

Hi Kate,As the image for the blog post was provided by Supreme Court of Queensland, please contact Katee Dean at the court for assistance:

If possible I would like to use the image of Harry Victor Foote Gibbs - would you mind letting me know who I need to contact to seek their permission? Thank you so much,Kate