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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Harding, Hon. George Rogers

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Harding, Hon. George Rogers, Puisne Judge, Queensland, is the only son of the late Rev. George Rogers Harding, LL.B., vicar of St. Anne's, Wandsworth, Surrey, by Elizabeth, daughter of P. Winter, of Bishop's Lydeard, Somerset, and was born on Dec. 3rd, 1838, at Ash Priors, Somerset. He was educated at Magdalen College, Cambridge, but did not graduate. He entered at Lincoln's Inn on June 1st, 1858, and was called to the bar on April 30th, 1861. He married, on May 7th, 1861, Emily, fourth daughter of Thomas Morris, of Stone House, Worcester; and secondly, at Brisbane, on Dec. 23rd, 1889, Miss Isabella S. Grahame. He emigrated to Brisbane in 1866, and was admitted to the Queensland bar the same year. He was appointed a commissioner under the Civil Procedure Reform Act of 1872, and senior Puisne Judge of Queensland in 1879. He was Acting Chief Justice in the absence of Sir Charles Lilley, 1883-4. Judge Harding visited England in 1890. He is author of treatises on the Acts and Orders of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Civil side, ditto Crown side, the Insolvency Act with notes, joint stock companies, and ecclesiastical law. He was one of the delegates of New Zealand to the Federation Conference held in Melbourne in 1890.