Former Chief Justice presents Deakin Oration
Victoria’s first woman Chief Justice, Professor the Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC has presented the 2019 Deakin Oration at Parliament House.
More than 150 people attended the oration held in Queen’s Hall, mainly senior secondary schools students and teachers from Melbourne, Geelong, Daylesford, Sale and Traralgon.
Alfred Deakin granddaughter Judith Deakin Harley was a special guest at the event, which honours Victorian MP and Australia’s second Prime Minister Alfred Deakin.
The Deakin Oration was established by the Victorian Parliament in 2016, the 160th anniversary of Alfred Deakin’s birth, and this year’s oration commemorated the centenary of his passing in October 1919.
Professor Warren provided a detailed account of Alfred Deakin achievement’s and their modern relevance. A question and answer session enabled students to ask Professor Warren a range of thought provoking questions.
Melbourne singer-songwriter Daniel Shaw, who earlier this year was runner-up in The Voice Australia singing competition, was a special guest performer who started the proceedings.
The event was live streamed on the Victorian Parliament’s Facebook page.
- Published: Monday, 09 September 2019 16:05