List of Judges of the Supreme Court of South Australia

This is a list of Judges who have served on the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Chief Justices

Name Term as Chief Justice
Sir Charles Cooper 1 July 1856 – 20 November 1861
Sir Richard Hanson 20 November 1861 – 4 March 1876
Sir Samuel Way 18 March 1876 – 8 January 1916
Sir George Murray 20 January 1916 – 18 February 1942
Sir Mellis Napier 25 February 1942 – 28 February 1967
Dr John Bray 28 February 1967 – 28 November 1978
Len King 30 October 1978 – 28 April 1995
John Doyle 4 May 1995 - present

Judges (including Chief Justices)

Name Term as Judge
Sir John Jeffcott 27 May 1836 – 12 December 1837
Sir Charles Cooper July 1838/March 1839 - 20 November 1861
Dr George Crawford 27 June 1850 – 24 September 1852
Benjamin Boothby 25 February 1853 – 29 July 1867 (removed from office)
Edward Castres Gwynne 26 February 1859 – 28 February 1881
Richard Hanson 20 November 1861 – 4 March 1876
William Alfred Wearing 8 August 1867 – 25 February 1875
Randolph Isham Stow 15 March 1875 – 17 September 1878
Sir Samuel Way 18 March 1876 – 8 January 1916
Sir James Boucaut 25 September 1878 – 24 February 1905
Richard Bullock Andrews 9 March 1881 – 26 June 1884
Sir William Henry Bundey 2 July 1884, - 30 November 1903
Sir John Hannah Gordon 2 December 1903 – 23 December 1923
Robert Homburg 24 February 1905 – 23 March 1912
Sir George Murray 2 April 1913 – 18 February 1942
Alexander Buchanan 20 January 1916 – 6 January 1921
Thomas Slaney Poole 25 September 1919 – 2 May 1927
Sir Herbert Parsons 6 January 1921 – 16 June 1945
Sir Mellis Napier 28 February 1924 – 28 February 1967
Frederick Richards 23 March 1927 – 6 December 1945
Arthur Piper 16 June 1927 – 19 February 1936
Edward Cleland 5 March 1936 – 1 July 1943
Sir Herbert Mayo 30 March 1942 – 30 June 1966
Sir Geoffrey Reed 15 July 1943 – 14 March 1962
Sir George Ligertwood 12 July 1945 – 14 October 1958
Sir Charles Abbott 2 May 1946 – 30 October 1959
Sir Bruce Ross 20 November 1952 – 21 May 1963
Francis Piper 15 October 1958 – 27 September 1959
James Brazel 16 November 1959 – 23 August 1961
Sir Roderic Chamberlain 16 November 1959 – 16 June 1971
Vivian Millhouse 26 October 1961 – 24 October 1963
Leo Travers 14 May 1962 – 19 October 1969
David Hogarth 12 July 1962 – 14 September 1979
Sir Charles Bright 24 October 1963 – 15 December 1978
Dame Roma Mitchell 23 September 1965 – 1 October 1983
George Walters 1 July 1966 – 1 September 1984
Dr John Bray 28 February 1967 – 28 November 1978
Dr Howard Zelling 23 October 1969 – 13 August 1986
Andrew Wells 21 May 1970 – 8 June 1984
Keith Sangster 24 June 1971 – 1 March 1984
Samuel Jacobs 17 May 1973 – 4 December 1990
Len King 20 June 1975 – 28 April 1995
Michael White 15 June 1978 – 2 February 1993
Christopher Legoe 29 June 1978 – 22 April 1994
Brian Cox 21 December 1978 – 5 February 1999
Robert Mohr 21 December 1978 – 28 July 1995
Roderick Matheson 9 August 1979 – 4 August 1998
Donald Williams 23 March 1980 – 24 September 1982
Derek Bollen 4 March 1982 – 27 March 1997
Robin Millhouse 7 July 1982 – 8 December 1999
Elliot Johnston 28 June 1983 – 26 February 1988
Graham Prior 1 March 1984 – 5 July 2004
Trevor Olsson 28 June 1984 – 30 July 2001
Maurice O'Loughlin 30 August 1984 – 31 July 1989
John von Doussa 14 August 1986 – 30 November 1988
John Perry 3 March 1988 – 2 April 2007
Kevin Duggan 1 December 1988 - present
Ted Mullighan 7 September 1989 – 2 December 2004
Bruce Debelle 11 October 1990 – 25 June 2008
Margaret Nyland 15 October 1993 - present
Bruce Lander November 1994 - 13 July 2003
John Doyle 4 May 1995 - present
Tim Williams 12 September 1995 – 17 April 2003
David Bleby 2 April 1997 - present
David Wicks 13 August 1998 – 22 August 2003
Brian Martin 23 February 1999 – 27 January 2004
Thomas Gray 26 April 2000 - present
Anthony Besanko 18 October 2001 – 31 March 2006
John Sulan 3 April 2003 - present
Ann Vanstone 21 August 2003 - present
Tim Anderson 27 November 2003 - present
Richard White 6 May 2004 - present
Robyn Layton 14 February 2005 – 3 September 2010
Michael David 6 July 2006 - present
Trish Kelly 18 January 2007 - present
Chris Kourakis 21 August 2008 - present
David Peek 23 September 2010 - present

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