Anthony (Antal) Endrey QC
|First name||Anthony (Antal)|
|Last name||Endrey QC|
|Country of Origin||Hungary|
|Date of Birth||1922|
|Year of Arrival in Australia||Apr-49|
|Submitted by||Attlia Ürményházi|
Dr. ANTHONY (ANTAL) ENDREY Q.C. (1922 – 2010) lawyer, author, cattle farmer, community leader (PART 2)
Tony was a leading member of the Hungarian community in Australia, serving as President of the Federal Council of Hungarian Associations of Australia and New Zealand, the Hungarian Cultural Council and the Hungarian Institute in Melbourne. Tony’s work as lawyer, his preoccupation with Hungarian community work and his serious hobby of beef cattle raising were never enough to him. He was a gifted and prolific author on matters Hungarian, historical genre discerning books. The National Library of Australia and many Australian university libraries have his published books in English (a few in Hungarian as well) in their collections. Their titles are: Hungarian History (3 volume parts: 1,2,3), The Holy Crown of Hungary, Sons of Nimrod: the Origins of Hungarians, The Kingdom To Come, Pride of my Country, The Other Hungary: History of Transylvania, The Yugoslavian Problem (co-author), The Tyrant (stage play in Hungarian). Legal in nature, his mind stretching articles appeared in Law Institute Journal’s (1984) and in the Australian Ethnic Reporter (1988).
In 1989, following the fall of the loathed Communism in Hungary, with the rapid establishment of full liberal democracy and restoration of human rights and freedoms, Australian citizen Tony returned to his native country and settled in his old town. He resumed his law practice after 43 years, this time practicing in both international and Hungarian law. In 1991, guided by religious conviction, he founded and launched the short lived Hungarian Christian Movement, which did not go far. Following the setback, ever active Tony started his own political journal, the centre right, liberal, Christian ideology oriented Nemzeti òjság that he successfully published until 2007.
Tony was erudite in four languages and capable to hold a conversation in two more. In his late years he devoted his well earned restful times to running his cattle farm estate on the flats of the Tisza River, in Batida village near his hometown. Dr. Anthony Endrey Q.C., the dynamic intellectual, brilliant lawyer and author-historian passed away after a brief illness, on 28 May 2010, at age 88. The pain of a great loss was felt by his family, colleagues and friends both in Hungary and Australia.
Research: Attila Urmenyhazi (Ürményházi ) Hobart, November 2011