NSW's longest serving magistrate, Darryl Pearce, hangs up his robes after 43 years

Grace Crivellaro
Updated October 31 2023 - 11:11am, first published 11:10am
Darryl Pearce sitting on the bench at Wollongong Local Court on October 30, the day before his retirement. Picture by Sylvia Liber
Darryl Pearce sitting on the bench at Wollongong Local Court on October 30, the day before his retirement. Picture by Sylvia Liber

The state's longest-serving magistrate may be known among legal circles as 'Fierce Pearce', but sitting in his chambers, the Wollongong man is warm and soft-spoken as he reflects on his fulfilling career.

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Grace Crivellaro

Court reporter for the Illawarra Mercury.