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    An Australian Lady-Barrister, 1905, courtesy of The New Idea, 6 September 1905, p.242..
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Greig, Grata Flos Matilda (1880 - 1958)

Born
1880
Ferry, Scotland
Died
15 December 1958
Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Barrister, Lawyer and Solicitor

Summary

Flos Greig was a remarkable pioneer whose determination to practise as a solicitor advanced gender equality in the legal profession in Australia in the early twentieth century. The first woman to be admitted to legal practice in Australia, Greig was at the vanguard of 'the graceful incoming of a revolution' as described by then Chief Justice Sir John Madden, as he presided over the ceremony granting her admission to the Victorian bar in August 1905 (The Advertiser, 1905).

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Sources used to compile this entry: https://www.vicbar.com.au/wba/early_days.htm.

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Title
An Australian Lady-Barrister
Type
Image
Date
1905
Source
The New Idea, 6 September 1905, p.242.

Details

Larissa Halonkin

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