Vale The Honourable Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC
His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales
His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Linda Hurley have received, with great sadness, the news of the death of The Honourable Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC.
The Honourable Sir Laurence Whistler Street was born in Sydney in 1926 and educated at Cranbrook. He served in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve from 1944-1947.
After graduating from the University of Sydney, he was admitted to the Bar in 1951. He held several senior positions before being appointed as a Judge of the NSW Supreme Court in 1965 and then a Judge of Appeal and Chief Judge in Equity in 1972.
Sir Laurence was appointed the 14th Chief Justice of New South Wales in 1974, also serving as Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales. He retired from the bench in 1988.
The third generation of the Street family to have been appointed Chief Justice and Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Laurence followed in the distinguished footsteps of his father, The Honourable Sir Kenneth Street KCMG QC and grandfather, The Honourable Sir Philip Street KCMG.
His Excellency writes: ‘On behalf of the people of New South Wales, I extend my deepest sympathy to Lady Street and her family. Sir Laurence was Lieutenant Governor from 28 June 1974 to 1 November 1988, also serving as Chief Justice of New South Wales. He dedicated many years of distinguished service to the people of New South Wales.’