- 8 January 1901
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
- 14 June 1972
Canterbury, Victoria, Australia
- Barrister, Lawyer and Volunteer
- Alternative Names
- Lady Reid
- McCay, Beatrice
- McCay, Bix
- Reid, Beatrix (married name)
Beatrix (Bix) McCay was the second woman to sign the Victorian Bar Roll when she did so in 1925. Unfortunately, her career at the Bar was cut short by a diagnosis of tuberculosis and the requisite sojourn in a sanitorium and subsequent convalescence. She nevertheless went on to contribute to public life through her involvement in numerous community organisations, including the Red Cross and the Girl Guides.
Please click 'Details' below to read a tribute to Beatrix McCay written by her daughter in 2009, for which permission to reproduce has been granted for the Trailblazing Women and the Law Project.