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Chalmers, Millicent Anne

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Occupation
Environmentalist and Lawyer

Summary

Millicent Chalmers graduated in law at Sydney University in 1952, at a time when very few women were studying and practising law. Undaunted, Millicent practised law until her children were born, then moved on to work in legal publishing. Upon moving to Millers Point she became involved in the Millers Point Resident Action Group, which has provided an active voice for conservation of Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks. Among a host of other successful activities in the area, Millicent played an active part in the local group that set up the Darling House aged care hostel. In recognition of her significant contribution to her community, Millicent was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to the community and to aged care in the January 2010 Australia Day Honours.

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