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Bench and Bar Dinner Guest Lists

2011 The Hon Patrick Keane, chief justice of the Federal Court of Australia
2010 The Hon Justice Virginia Bell
2009 The Hon Robert French, chief justice of the High Court of Australia
2008 The Hon Justice Susan Kiefel
2007 The Hon Michael McHugh AC QC
2006 The Hon Justice Susan Crennan
2005 The Hon Justice Diana Bryant
2004 The Hon Roderick P Meagher QC
2003 The Hon Justice J Dyson Heydon
2002 The Hon Murray Gleeson AC, chief justice of the High Court Australia
2001 The Hon Bob Debus MP, attorney general of New South Wales
2000 The Hon Justice Keith Mason, president of the Court of Appeal
1999 The Hon James Spigelman QC, chief justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
1998 The Hon Justice Mary Gaudron
1997 The Hon Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE, chief justice of the High Court Australia
1996 The Hon Justice William Gummow
1995 The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE CBE
1994 Sir Maurice Byers Kt CBE
1993 The Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG
1992 The Hon Justice Gordon Samuels AC
1991 The Hon Sir Nigel Bowen AC KBE QC
1990 The Hon Lionel Bowen, attorney-general of the Commonwealth of Australia
1989 The Hon AM Gleeson AO, chief justice of New South Wales
1988 The Hon John Dowd, attorney general of New South Wales
1987 The Hon Sir Anthony Mason KBE CBE, chief justice of the High Court Australia
1986 The Hon Terence Sheahan, attorney general of New South Wales
1985 Dame Leonie Kramer DBE OBE
1984 The Hon Justice Athol Moffit CMG
1983 The Hon Sir William Deane KBE
1982 The Hon Sir Harry Gibbs GCMG KBE, chief justice of the High Court Australia
1981 The Hon Neville Wran QC, premier of New South Wales
1980 The Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen PC KBE
1979 His Excellency Sir Zelman Cowen AK GCMG GCVO KStJ CMG, governor-general of Australia.
1978 No guest of honour recorded.
1977 The Hon Frank Walker, attorney general of New South Wales
1976 The Hon Robert Ellicott QC, attorney-general of Commonwealth of Australia
1975 The Hon J C Maddison, attorney general of New South Wales
1974 The Hon Justice Laurence Street, chief justice of New South Wales
1973 The Hon E Gough Whitlam QC, prime minister of Australia
1972 No guest of honour recorded.
1971 The Hon Kenneth McCaw QC, attorney general of New South Wales
1970 Sir Arthur Tange Kt CBE, secretary, Department of Defence.
1969 His Excellency Sir Roden Cutler VC KCMG, governor of New South Wales
1968 The Hon E Gough Whitlam QC, leader of the federal Opposition
1967 The Hon R W Askin, premier and treasurer of New South Wales,
1966 The Hon Justice J R Kerr QC CMG, president of the Law Council of Australia
1965 The Hon Billy Snedden QC, attorney-general for the Commonwealth of Australia
1964 No guest of honour recorded.
1963 The Hon Justice Herron, chief justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
1962 His Excellency Lieutenant-General Sir Eric Woodward KCMG CB CBE DSO KStJ, governor of New South Wales
1961 The Rt Hon Sir Owen Dixon PC GCMG KCMG, chief justice of the High Court of Australia
1960 The Hon Sir Garfield Barwick Kt, attorney general for the Commonwealth of Australia; the Hon Robert Downing, attorney-general of New South Wales
1959 The Hon Sir Kenneth Street KCMG KStJ, chief justice of New South Wales
1958 The Hon Mr Justice Windeyer CB CBE DSO ED
1957 The Hon Sir William Owen KBE, justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
1956 The Hon Sir Kenneth Street KCMG KStJ, chief justice of New South Wales.
1955 The Hon Sir Kenneth Street KStJ, chief justice of New South Wales.
1954 The Hon Justice Ligertwood, justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia.