Richard Gee, Australian federal judge, Died at 83


Richard Walter Gee was born on October 19, 1933, in Sydney, and died on January 2, 2017.

He was an Australian judge of the Family Court of Australia from 1980 to 1999.

During 1984, Gee survived the bombing of his home in a series of attacks targeting Family Court judges between 1980 and 1985.

He was educated at Sydney Church of England Grammar School.

Gee graduated from the University of Sydney and Sydney Law School with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws.

During 1958, Gee worked as an associate for Justice Martin Hardie of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and became a barrister in 1959, practicing until 1980.

During 1980, he was appointed as a judge of the Family Court.

A bomb exploded, on 6 March 1984 at Gee’s home in the Sydney suburb of Belrose.

Himself and his family survived, but Gee was hospitalized with cuts to his face, legs and arms.

He retired as a judge in 1999.

On January 2, 2017, he was reported to have drowned in his backyard swimming pool at his home in Belrose, which had been rebuilt after the bombing.

Richard Gee passed away 83 years old.