Sir Ninian Stephen pictured in 1994.
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Sir Ninian Stephen, who was governor-general in Australia from 1982 until 1989 has died.
He also served as a Justice of the High Court of Australia from 1972 until 1982.
Born in England, Stephen lived in France, Germany, Scotland, and Switzerland, before coming to Australia at the age of 16. Serving time with the Australian Army during WWII he then went on to his legal profession, becoming one of Australia’s leading constitutional lawyers.