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|The Right Honourable|
Sir Ninian Stephen
|20th Governor-General of Australia|
29 July 1982 – 16 February 1989
|Prime Minister|| Malcolm Fraser|
|Preceded by||Sir Zelman Cowen|
|Succeeded by||Bill Hayden|
|Justice of the High Court of Australia|
1 March 1972 – 11 May 1982
|Nominated by||William McMahon|
|Preceded by||Sir Victor Windeyer|
|Succeeded by||Sir William Deane|
|Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria|
30 June 1970 – 29 February 1972
|Born|| 15 June 1923|
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
|Spouse(s)||Valerie Sinclair (1949–present)|
|Years of service||1942–1946|
Sir Ninian Martin Stephen, (born 15 June 1923) is an Australian jurist, civil servant, and politician. He served as the 20th Governor-General of Australia and as a Justice in the High Court of Australia.
- High Court of Australia (2010). "About the Justices". http://www.hcourt.gov.au/justices. Retrieved 7 May 2011. "Sir Ninian Stephen (born 1923). A Justice 1972–82. Joined Victorian Bar 1952 (QC 1966). Served with AIF, World War II. Judge Supreme Court of Victoria 1970–72. Governor-General of Australia 1982–89. Australian Ambassador for the Environment 1989–92. Chairman, Second Strand Nthn Ireland Peace Talks 1992. Judge International Tribunals for former Yugoslavia and Rwanda since 1993. PC (1979)."