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Sir Thaddeus McCarthy

Sir Thaddeus McCarthy

Judge Sir Thaddeus McCarthy, president of the Court of Appeal, adjusts his wig in this photo taken in 1976, when he retired after 19 years as a judge. In that time he chaired seven royal commissions, including one which reported on the public service in 1962. It recommended replacing the Public Service Commission with a State Services Commission, a change which was enacted in the State Services Act 1962.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1976/1840/3a

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Richard Shaw, 'Public service - Reform, 1912 to 1962', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Richard Shaw, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Mar 2021