The Queensland Supreme Court has granted permission to a woman to preserve her dead partner's sperm.
Krystle Jane Ross, 23, made the application in the Queensland Supreme Court last week, the day after her partner Thomas Takurau, 25, died in a tragic workplace accident.
While Justice John Byrne granted Ms Ross permission to preserve the sperm, a date has yet to be set for hearing Ms Ross' application to actually use it.
Ms Ross has been unavailable for comment but in a posting made on her MySpace page before Mr Takurau died, she wrote that she could not imagine her life without him. She described him as her rock, best friend and soulmate, AAP reported.
"I am madly in love with the only man in this world that could possibly tolerate me ... Thomas, who is Maori, 25," Ms Ross wrote.
"(He is) a split personality Gemini and the most amazing and loving man I know!
"I love animals, thus my choice in boyfriend (joking baby, you know I love you)."
Both Ms Ross' and Mr Takurau's profiles state they someday wanted children.
"(He's) my rock, my best friend, my lover, my soul mate and my all, we've been together just over two years and I couldn't imagine a day without him," Ms Ross' profile says.
It is one of only two known legal applications of this kind to be granted in Queensland history.