- /strit/ (say street)
noun an Australian family, prominent in the public sphere in NSW.
1. John, 1781–1853, pastoralist, born in England.
2. his grandson, Sir Philip Whistler, 1863–1938, administrator and judge; chief justice of NSW 1925–33 and lieutenant-governor 1930–38.
3. Lady Jessie Mary, 1889–1970, feminist, reformer and writer; founded the United Associations of Women in 1929, and initiated the movement which gained the referendum granting legal citizenship to Aboriginal people.
4. her husband, Sir Kenneth Whistler, 1890–1972, son of Sir Philip Whistler, administrator and judge; lieutenant-governor of NSW 1950–72 and chief justice 1950–60.
5. Geoffrey Austin, 1894–1940, great-grandson of John, soldier and federal politician.
6. Sir Laurence Lillingston Whistler, born 1926, son of Sir Kenneth Whistler, administrator and judge; chief justice of NSW 1974–88; lieutenant-governor of NSW 1974–89.
7. Anthony Austin, born 1926, son of Geoffrey Austin, pastoralist and federal politician.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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