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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Salomons, Hon. Sir Julian Emanuel

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Salomons, Hon. Sir Julian Emanuel, M.L.C., Q.C., only son of Emanael Salomons, of Birmingham, England, merchant, entered at Gray's Inn in Oct. 1858, and was called to the Bar in Jan. 1861. On Dec. 17th in the following year he married Louisa, fourth daughter of Maurice Salomons, of Lower Edmonton, Middlesex. Having emigrated to New South Wales, he was called to the Bar of that colony, and practised with much success before the Supreme Court in Sydney, being made Q.C. He was Solicitor-General in the Robertson and Cowper Ministries from Dec 1869 to Dec. 1870; and in 1886, on the retirement of Sir William Manning, he was offered the position of Chief Justice of the colony. Of this post he in the first instance intimated his acceptance; but, on reconsideration, ultimately decided to decline it, owing to the hostile attitude of one or more of the puisne judges. From Jan. 1887 to Jan. 1889 Mr. Salomons acted as Vice-President of the Executive Council and representative of the Parkes Government in the Legislative Council. In June 1891 he was knighted, and in Oct. following was appointed Vice-President of the Executive Council and representative of the Dibbs Government in the Legislative Council.