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Tribute paid to the Honourable Clive Tadgell

The Honourable Robert Clive Tadgell AO has been remembered by family and friends. Picture: supplied
20 July 2022

The Honourable Robert Clive Tadgell, 15 March 1934 – 14 July 2022.

Family and friends are mourning the death of former chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Clive Tadgell AO.

The Honourable Robert Clive Tadgell was also a longtime member of St George’s Anglican Church Malvern.

He has been remembered for his outstanding legal career, sharp mind, sense of service, and sense of humour.

Born in 1934, Mr Tadgell was educated at Brighton Grammar and Wesley College, gaining his matriculation at Taylors College. He later studied law at the University of Melbourne, and was a resident of Trinity College.

He was called to the Victorian Bar in 1960 and in 1974 became a Queen’s Counsel. In 1980, he became a member of the Victorian Supreme Court and was an inaugural member of the Court of Appeal from 1995 until his retirement in 2001.

Mr Tadgell was Chancellor of the Diocese from 1981 to 2007, serving five Archbishops. He served as both deputy president and president of the Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia.

Mr Tadgell is survived by his wife, Christina, two sons, Hamish and Malcolm, and three grandchildren.

A full obituary will run in September’s edition of The Melbourne Anglican.

Mr Tadgell’s funeral will be held at St George’s Anglican Church Malvern on July 28, at 10.30am.

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