Laurence Street, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Laurence Street

Australian judge

Date of Birth: 03-Jul-1926

Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Death: 21-Jun-2018

Profession: judge

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Laurence Street

  • Sir Laurence Whistler Street, (3 July 1926 – 21 June 2018) was an Australian jurist; formerly the fourteenth and second youngest Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales.
  • He was the third consecutive generation of his family to have served New South Wales in these offices; the only such case in Australian history.Following retirement from the judiciary at age 62, Street became renowned as a pioneer of alternative dispute resolution, notably conducting the first mediation over the return to Australia of Aboriginal Australian human remains held by the National History Museum in London.
  • Among a range of other offices, he served as Chairman of Fairfax Media and Director of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the oldest bank in the world.
  • A veteran of World War II, he went on to become a Commander of the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.

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