Item 1 - Law Degree

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Law Degree


  • 1909 (Creation)

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Barrister of Hobart in the firm of Watchorn & Clarke. Eldest son of Arthur Denison Watchorn; born in Hobart, lawyer; took his law degree at the University of Tasmania LL.B. (Tas.), studied at Middle Temple and called to the Bar there in 1912; entered the firm of Finlay and Watchorn; original member of Sandy Bay Rowing Club 1906; President of Australian Amateur Rowing Council 1925 to 1935; Secretary of Tasmanian Rowing Association 1914; member of Board of Management of the Hutchins School 1929 to 1937;

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Gift from Mrs Gray (nee Watchorn), October 1975

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Law Degree awarded to Erskine Clarence Watchorn from the University of Tasmania, dated 7 April 1909

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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HE Apr2019




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