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Samuel Griffith, politician with a connection to Wales (Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan)

Samuel Griffith

He was premier of Queensland (1883-1888) and was knighted in 1886. He was also the first chief justice of the high court of Australia (1903-1919).
Connection: Sir Samuel walker Griffith (1845-1920) was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. He was eight years old when the family migrated to Queensland, Australia.

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His name is commemorated by the Canberra suburb of Griffith and by Griffith University in Brisbane, Queensland.