Queensland Railways Gold Pass - His Honour Judge Francis Lenton Daly

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Description
A small circular gold medallion with an inscribed circular border surrounding a "QGR" (Queensland Government Railways) emblem.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Gold Pass
Measurements
L21 x W29 x D1mm
Media/Materials description
Gold
Signature/Marks
QUEENSLAND GOVT RAILWAYS \ PASS
HIS HONOUR JUDGE F L DALY
History and use
A gold rail pass issued by Queensland Railways to His Honour Judge F L Daly of the District Court of Queensland 1989 - 1999.

Gold Passes were issued by Queensland Railways to parliamentarians, members of the judiciary and other selected VIPs granting free rail travel whenever travel by rail was required. These medallion style gold passes were issued up until about 1990 when a change was made to a gold coloured "credit card" style plastic card.

His Honour Judge Francis Lenton Daly was born in Lancashire in 1938. He was awarded a Degree in Law from the London School of Economics. He served in the Lord Chancellor's Office as a Legal Secretary from 1961. In 1966 he was admitted to the Bermuda Bar Association and in 1972 was made Assistant Judge Advocate General to the British Armed Forces. He later became Attorney-General of the Solomon Islands and then in 1983 was made Chief Justice of the Solomon Islands and Nauru.

His Honour moved to Cairns and was admitted to the Queensland bar. In 1989 His Honour was appointed as the first resident District Court Judge in Cairns. He resigned in 1999.
Registration number
R6578

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