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Maurice Ashkanasy CMG QC

1963
Karl Duldig

cast bronze (45.0 cm x 20.5 cm depth 24.0 cm)

Maurice Ashkanasy CMG QC (1901 - 71) was a barrister and Jewish community leader whose family emigrated from London when he was nine years old. Appointed QC in 1940 at the age of 39, he served with distinction in Malaya and New Guinea during the second world war. As chairman of the Victorian Bar Council from 1953 to 1956, he did much to improve the conditions and organisation of the Bar, and he was vice president of the Australian arm of the International Commission of Jurists. Throughout his life he was an active member of the Labor party and was deeply involved in Jewish community affairs. He was five times president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Vivianne de Vahl Davis and Professor Neal Ashkanasy 2000
© Estate of Karl Duldig

Artist and subject

Karl Duldig (age 61 in 1963)

Maurice Ashkanasy CMG QC (age 62 in 1963)

Subject professions

Law and justice

Military

Donated by

Vivianne de Vahl Davis (1 portrait)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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