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Sir Campbell Wylie, 1905 - 1992

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Former Commonwealth Judge Sir Campbell Wylie has died in Auckland, aged 87.

Born in Dannevirke on 14 May 1905 and educated there, then at Auckland Grammar School and Victoria University in Wellington, Sir Campbell graduated in law in 1928 and practised at Kaikohe until the Second World War.

He served in the Pacific and in the legal department of the Army in the Middle East.

He joined the Colonial Legal Service in Malaya in 1946 and in the 1950s became Attorney-General of Barbados, British Guiana and the West Indies.

In the 1960s he was appointed Chief Justice in North Borneo, Sarawak and Sabah.

He was knighted in 1963, retiring at Auckland in 1965.

Briefly in the late 1960s and early 1970s he became law revision commissioner in Tonga and commissioner for law reform in the Seychelles.

This obituary was first published in LawTalk 377, 17 August 1992, page 2.

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