Cumpston Research

Frank was born in 1922 :
McGrath Frank R mother Mary Broadfield Birkenhead 8a 788.
daughter of Eli Broadfield b. 1862 Kidderminster, Worcester, England d. Birkenhead, England and Margaret Gerrard m. 27 August 1883 Liverpool, England. Frank emigrated to Australia with his parents when he was 2 years old

Children of Frank and Amy

Rosalind F Croucher
C Eloise
Vivian Mcgrath

The Hon Dr Frank MCGRATH, AM, OBE was educated at Canterbury Boys High School, Sydney and the University of Sydney (BA, 1944; MA, 1946; LLB, 1950). After practising as a solicitor (1950-51) and barrister at the Sydney Bar (1951-66), he was appointed to the NSW Workers' Compensation Commission in 1966, becoming its Chairman in 1982 prior to his appointment as Chief Judge of the Compensation Court of NSW (1984-93). Among many other interests he has served on the Arts Council of NSW (President 1975-84) and as Chairman of the Australian Playwrights' Theatre Company (1977-86). In 2001 he was awarded his PhD by the University of Sydney for his thesis on the Convention Debates.

Dr. Frank R. McGrath AM OBE LLB PhD

Dr. McGrath’s Doctorate of Philosophy was awarded for his thesis on “The intention of the framers of the Australian Constitution”.(Frank McGrath 2003) ISBN 0-958-160-2-1-X He is a Constitutional expert. He stated on 3rd July 2001:

“Both Sovereign and Head of State have their separate and distinct functions”
“These functions are now separately exercised by the Queen as Sovereign, and the Governor-General as Australian Head of State”.


The planning and conducting of the Australia Day Regatta has been a voluntary effort by many prominent Sydney yachtsmen since its inception in 1837.

Judge Colin P Davidson OAM
Dr Frank McGrath OBE AM
Mr Richard Notley
Mr Justus Veeneklaas


ABC / 30x60m-e / 1978-80
Producers: Anthony Hughes, Ray Huggett
An entertainment show which took the form of finding out about the musical tastes of well known people from the world of TV, Music, Sport etc. Hosts were Carol Raye (1978), Walter Sullivan (1979) and Don Dunstan (1980). Guests included Judge Frank McGrath,

His Hon Judge Frank McGrath, Chairman, Workers' Compensation Commission of New South Wales 29 October 1982- 12 May 1983

We were delighted to have Frank and Amy come to stay with us in the Yorkshire Dales in May 2010.

See the photos here.

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