1. Professor Isaac

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06 November 2014

Esteemed academic and former member of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission, Professor Joseph Isaac AO is a Sir Richard Kirby Archives’ ‘living treasure’.

Turning 90 this year and still giving lectures at the University of Melbourne today, Professor Isaac remembers conversing with Sir Richard Kirby in the 1960s, years before his own appointment as Deputy President in 1973. In 2002 Professor Isaac was invited to give the opening speech for the launch of the Sir Richard Kirby Archives. In 2010 he was interviewed for the Archives Oral History program, and is a regular visitor and contributor to the Archives programs.

The Archives Committee is delighted to call Professor Isaac a living treasure of the Sir Richard Kirby Archives.

Go to Professor Isaac's speech at the launch of the Treasures of the Archives exhibition.