Queensland Railways Gold Pass - The Honourable Glen Williams AO

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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 RAILWAYS \ PASS
HON MR JUSTICE G N WILLIAMS
History and use
A gold rail pass issued by Queensland Railways to the Honourable Mr Justice Glen Williams, while he was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland 1982 - 2000.

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.

Glen Norman Williams was born in Brisbane in 1938. He attended St Joesph's College, Gregory Terrace. After high school he enrolled at The University of Queensland and graduated with Bachelor degrees in Arts (with first class honours in political science, 1959) and Laws (with first class honours, 1962). After graduating he was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court. He practiced for 20 years and took silk in 1978.

In 1982 he was appointed Judge to the Supreme Court (after acting in the position). He was made a court of appeal Judge of the Solomon Islands in 1993. In 2000 he was appointed a Judge of Appeal. He retired from the Court in 2008.

In 2001 Williams was awarded a Centenary Medal and in 2006 was appointed to the Office of the Order of Australia.
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R6604

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