Queensland Railways Gold Pass - Sir Joesph G Kneipp

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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
HON MR JUSTICE J P G KNEIPP
History and use
A gold rail pass issued by Queensland Railways to Sir Joesph Kneipp of the Supreme Court of Queensland 1969 - 1992.

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.

Joesph Patrick George Kneipp was born in 1922 in New South Wales. After graduating from Downlands College in Toowoomba, he enlisted in the Australian Army in 1941. Upon leaving the army in 1945 he studied a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Queensland. After graduating in 1950 he became a barrister of the Supreme Court and began to practice in Townsville.

In 1969 he was appointed a judge to the Supreme Court and was the Northern Judge of the court from 1970 - 1992. He was knighted in 1982 and retired at the end of 1992. He died in early 1993.
Registration number
R6585

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