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  • Title
    Sir Henry Manning - 'Prize Cases', 1914-1916
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 640
  • Level of description
  • Date

    1914 - 1916
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    1 vol. - 0.02 Meters
    Textual Records
    Textual Records - (printed)
    Textual Records - (typescript)
    Textual Records - (typescript, carbon)

    Sir Henry Manning (1877-1963), barrister and parliamentarian, was born at Darlinghurst, Sydney, son of Sir William Patrick Manning (1845-1915), financier and parliamentarian, and his wife Honora. Henry Manning was educated at St. Ignatius College, Riverview, and the University of Sydney where he graduated Bachelor of Arts (1900) and Bachelor of Laws (1902). He was admitted to the Sydney Bar in 1902. He practiced mainly in the area of common law and in the Admiralty Court. Manning was appointed a King's Counsel in 1927. He unsuccessfully contested the NSW Legislative Assembly seats of Philip in 1910 and King in 1913 and 1932. In 1932 Manning was appointed to the NSW Legislative Council and joined the Stevens ministry as Attorney General of NSW, a position he held until 1941. He was vice-president of the Executive Council from 1932 to 1941. Manning was involved in drafting reforms of the Upper House which were approved at a referendum in 1933. He was appointed K.B.E. in 1939. Manning retired from parliament in 1958. [ref:ADB 10]
  • Scope and Content
    1914-1916; 'Prize Cases', being copies of 'The London Gazette' and the 'Commonwealth of Australia Gazette' relating to prize cases in the Admiralty Court during World War I., with ms. annotations by Manning; ts. and carbon ts. papers concerning prize cases including copies of cablegrams, schedules, lists and extracts pertaining to various cases; ms. index to Acts, proclamations, and cases at back of volume. (Call No.: MLMSS 640)
  • Source
    Presented by Sir Henry Manning in 1962
  • General note

    This collection was listed on PICMAN in 2005 as part of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW 1856-2006 Project.
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