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The Hon. Phillip George Evatt DSC (1976 - 1987)

Phillip Evatt served as an additional Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory from 1976 - 1987.

Justice Evatt graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Laws.

He was a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve from 1940 - 1946 and was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1951.

He was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and the Australian Industrial Court from 1974 - 1987. He was also a Justice of the Federal Court of Australia from 1977 - 1987.

Justice Evatt was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island from 1981 - 1987 and was Head of the Royal Commission into the Use of Chemical Agents in Vietnam from 1983 onwards.

Justice Evatt was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

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Photo of the Honourable Justice Evatt
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