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Sanders, Jay

Her Honour

Occupation
Lawyer and Magistrate

Summary

In 1976 Jay Sanders became the first woman appointed as a Magistrate in South Australia. When she retired in 2002 she was the longest serving female magistrate in Australia.

Sources used to compile this entry: Haxton, Nance, 'Australia's first female magistrate* retires', 20 December 2002, http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/stories/s751764.htm.

Larissa Halonkin

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