Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) – Known as “Father of the Australian Constitution”

Known as “Father of the Australian Constitution” he was born in Merthyr Tydfil and emigrated to Australia in 1853, graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours .  Admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1867 and entered the Queensland Parliament in 1872 where he served as Attorney-General and Premier on two occasions. When the High Court … Read more