James Martin honour unveiled

November 5th, 2020

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet unveiled the bronze statue, depicting James Martin as a boy, in honour of the former NSW Premier, Attorney-General and Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court.

The son of a horse groom from Parramatta, the young James Martin famously did whatever it took to get an education at what would later become Sydney Grammar, including even walking and hitching the 20km from home to school because his family couldn’t afford to live nearby.

“He left an indelible mark on our city, our State and our nation, all of which explains why Martin Place bears his name, but few know anything about the man one of our most well-known city locations is named after,” Mr Perrottet said.