Thomas McCawley

Thomas McCawley

Thomas William McCawley (24 July 188116 April 1925) was a chief justice of Queensland.

McCawley was born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia and educated at the Sisters of Mercy's Hibernian Hall and a state school. McCawley was employed by the Queensland government savings bank, and was successively transferred to the offices of the public service board and the Department of Justice. Studying after hours, he passed the prescribed examinations and was admitted to the Queensland bar on 7 May 1907. In 1910 he was made a crown solicitor.

McCawley made contributions to industrial law and relations, and framed an award for railway employees. He was made chief-justice of Queensland on the retirement of Sir Pope Cooper on 1 April 1922. McCawley carried on in office until 16 April 1925, when he died suddenly at Brisbane aged 43.

ee also

*List of Judges of the Supreme Court of Queensland
*Judiciary of Australia


*Malcolm Cope, ' [ McCawley, Thomas William (1881 - 1925)] ', "Australian Dictionary of Biography", Volume 10, MUP, 1986, pp 221-222.

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