The Honourable Norman Kirkwood Ewing DJ

Norman Ewing served as a Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory from 1919 - 1920.

He was born on 26 December 1870 at Wollongong in New South Wales and was educated at the Illawarra College in Wollongong and Oaklands at Mittagong.

He was articled to M A H Fitzhardinghe and was admitted to practice in 1894.

After moving to Perth in 1897 he was admitted to the Bar and established the firm Ewing & Downing.

After deciding to move into politics, he became the Independent member for Swan a position he held from 1897 - 1901.

After marrying Maude Louisa on 15.10.1897 he moved to Hobart in 1905 and was admitted to practice in 1906 becoming a partner in the firm Ewing & Saeger.

He became the Leader of the Tasmanian Opposition in 1914 and was appointed a King's Counsel in 1915, eventually being elevated to the Supreme Court bench in September of that year.

Norman Ewing moved to Launceston in 1919 to take up permanent residence as a Judge and from 1923 - 1924 was the Administrator of Tasmania.

He was Chairman of the Committee that drafted the Tasmanian Criminal Code in 1924 and sat on numerous Royal Commissions including the Royal Commission into the administration of the Northern Territory in 1919 - 1920.

Norman Ewing died on 19 July 1928.