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Bartholomew Sheehan OBE, 1908 - 1981

Bartholomew Sheehan, a former judge of the Maori Land Court, died recently in Rotorua aged 73.

Born on 24 April 1908, Judge Sheehan graduated from Victoria University of Wellington, Judge Sheehan was admitted as a solicitor in 1931 and had a long experience of Maori Land Court work in Wanganui, Auckland, Whangarei and Rotorua before being appointed Judge of the Tai Rawhiti District in Gisborne in 1961.

In 1974, Judge Sheehan chaired the Commission of Inquiry into Maori Reserved Lands.

This obituary was published in LawTalk 133, 21 August 1981, page 8.

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Last updated on the 11th May 2012