Inductees 2015 - Honourable Christine Ann Wheeler AO, QC

Honourable Christine Ann Wheeler AO, QC

The Honourable Christine Ann Wheeler AO, QC is a former judge in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. From 2005 to 2010, she was an inaugural judge of the Court of Appeal.

She retired from the Supreme Court on 25 February 2010. She served as an Assistant Crown Solicitor from 1984 to 1988, heading the Policy and Law Reform Unit. From 1988 to 1994 she held the positions of Senior Assistant Crown Solicitor and Senior Assistant Crown Counsel.

In 1994 Wheeler was a part-time Judicial Registrar of the Industrial Relations Court of Australia. She took silk in 1994, becoming the first woman in Western Australia to be appointed as a Queen's Counsel. She sat as a Commissioner in the District and Supreme Courts of Western Australia in 1995 and 1996 and was appointed to the bench on 30 October 1996, becoming the first female Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

In 2005 Justice Wheeler was made a judge in the Supreme Court's Appellate Court.

Outside law, Wheeler was Pro-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia from 2001 to 2005. She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2013 Australia Day Honours.



Article Index
Inductees 2015
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO,Governor of Western Australia
Dr Sue Boyd
Mrs Doolann-Leisha Eatts
Ms Tracey Horton
Mrs Pat Morris AM
Professor Cheryl Praeger AM
Honourable Christine Ann Wheeler AO, QC
Mrs Nanette Williams
Roll of Honour - Margaret Hubery
Roll of Honour - Isabelle Lake
Roll of Honour - Nancy Stewart
Roll of Honour - June Williams
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