Chinese-Australian barrister and lawyer William Ah Ket served at the Victorian Bar for more than 30 years, but his practice was to an extent limited because of a certain prejudice among clients, one author says. Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Wood Chinese-Australian barrister and lawyer William Ah Ket served at the Victorian Bar for more than 30 years, but his practice was to an extent limited because of a certain prejudice among clients, one author says. Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Wood
Chinese-Australian barrister and lawyer William Ah Ket served at the Victorian Bar for more than 30 years, but his practice was to an extent limited because of a certain prejudice among clients, one author says. Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Wood
History

Australia’s first Asian lawyer, William Ah Ket, who battled racism and achieved landmark victories, and how his legacy lives on

  • Chinese-Australian barrister and lawyer William Ah Ket was known for fighting against legislation that discriminated against people of Chinese origin
  • Since 2017, the William Ah Ket Scholarship has awarded grants to outstanding research papers on topics dealing with equality, diversity and the law

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Chinese-Australian barrister and lawyer William Ah Ket served at the Victorian Bar for more than 30 years, but his practice was to an extent limited because of a certain prejudice among clients, one author says. Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Wood Chinese-Australian barrister and lawyer William Ah Ket served at the Victorian Bar for more than 30 years, but his practice was to an extent limited because of a certain prejudice among clients, one author says. Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Wood
Chinese-Australian barrister and lawyer William Ah Ket served at the Victorian Bar for more than 30 years, but his practice was to an extent limited because of a certain prejudice among clients, one author says. Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Wood
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