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Sir Zelman Cowen (1919–2011) by Wes Walters, 2000 © National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Gift of Marc Besen AO and Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE 2000


Cowen, Sir Zelman (1919–2011), legal scholar, governor-general of Australia, and college head, was born Zelman Cohen on 7 October 1919 in St Kilda, Melbourne, the only son of Bernard Cohen, later Cowen (1892–1975), businessman, and his wife Sara, née Granat (1893–1989). In March 1922 his father changed his surname by deed poll. Both families were part of the mass exodus of Jews from tsarist ...


Ludlow, Roger (bap. 1590, d. after 1664?), colonial governor and jurist, was baptized on 7 March 1590 at Dinton, Wiltshire, the second son of Thomas Ludlow (1550–1607), landowner, and his wife, Jane (1561–1648), the daughter of Thomas Pyle of Bapton, Wiltshire. He was admitted to ...


Morris, Robert Hunter (c. 1714–1764), jurist and colonial governor, was born at Morrisania Manor, Westchester county, New York, to Lewis Morris (1671–1746), politician, and Isabella Graham (1673–1752). He obtained a classical education at home from tutors. In 1735 and 1736 he lived in ...