The Honourable Dame, AC, DBE, CVO, QC
- 20 October 1913
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
- 5 March 2000
- Governor, Judge, Lawyer and Queen's Counsel
The Honourable Dame Roma Mitchell was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order on 1 January 2000. During her life Dame Roma achieved a number of firsts. She was the first woman Governor of an Australian State (South Australia, 1991-1996), the first woman Chancellor of a university in Australia (University of Adelaide, 1983-1990) and the first Australian woman Queen's Counsel (1962).