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Rice Street

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Name Rice
Type Designation Street
Place Id 24411
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 7 December 2012
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Named after Justice Phillip John Rice, a barrister Queen's Counsel and Judge who commenced practice on his own account in Alice Springs in 1951. He had previously attended school in Alice Springs before completing his education in South Australia. He moved to Adelaide as a lawyer in 1958 and was subsequently appointed as Queen's Counsel in 1970. In 1980, he became the Vice President of the Australian Bar Association, a position he held until 1983. He also served for many years as a legal officer in the RAN reserve (1971?1987), rising to the rank of Commodore, and became Judge Marshall in 1985. Philip Rice QC (as he then was) appeared as counsel for Michael and Lindy Chamberlain during the first inquest into the disappearance of their daughter Azaria, a case which earned him the nickname 'Rumpole of the Rock'. He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in March 1985, and retired due to ill-health in January 1991

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
07/12/2012 Date added to the Register
19/12/2012 NTG G51
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