Vale – Angela Cranenburgh


Bar Roll No: 3576

Angela was born on 17 September 1946 in Palestine. Shortly after her birth, her family migrated to Southern Rhodesia. In 1961 she moved to Australia.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Angela had a long and successful career in education. She was a High School English teacher for twenty-seven years. She developed a fascination for the law and decided to have a career change. She became a part time mature aged law student at university and graduated in Law in 1999.  

She commenced her legal career as a solicitor running her own practice from 1999 until 2002. Angela signed the Victorian Bar Roll in November 2002. She read with Bruce Walmsley.

At the Bar, Angela practiced predominantly in Family Law and its related areas of Domestic Partners (De Facto Property), Crimes Family Violence and Children’s Court and in Commercial and Property Matters. Angela was an accredited Mediator.

Angela was a member of the Family Law, Children’s Court, Criminal Law sections of the Victorian Bar; the Women Barristers' Association and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. Angela was associated with community legal groups and she was actively involved in the Victorian Bar pro-bono legal assistance scheme. She frequently provided pro bono advice and representation to those who could not afford legal representation.

As a barrister, Angela was hard working, thorough and tenacious. She was always friendly and happy to sit down and offer advice or have a chat.

Angela was proud of her Jewish culture, heritage and faith. She was an active member of the women’s chapter of B’nai Brith and regular attendee of the Frankston Synagogue.

Angela passed away suddenly on 10 May 2022. Her funeral took place on 11 May 2022 at the Chevra Kadisha Cemetery in Lyndhurst. Her funeral service is available to view here.

She is survived by her four children, Nadine, Melissa, Andrea, Aron and four grandchildren and two step grandchildren. She will be sadly missed.

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