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Ada Emily EVANS

Also known as: née Evans

Born: 17 May 1872

Died: 27 December 1947

Special Achievements:

Australia's first female law graduate received her L.L.B. from the University of Sydney in 1902 but was not permitted to practice until The Women's Legal Status Act 1918 (New South Wales) was passed.  She became the first woman to be admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1921 but declined to practice because of the lapse of time and other commitments.


Resources

  • Image - Ada Emily Evans, BA, LLB, University of Sydney, 1902

    Description: Ada Emily Evans, BA, LLB (Syd) (1872-1947), the first woman to graduate in law from an Australian university and to be admitted to the Bar in NSW Date: 26 April 1902 Source: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/71523323 - Australian Town and Country Journal, National Library of Australia Author: Talma, Sydney This image is of Australian origin and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired.

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  • Image - Ada Emily Evans receiving her degree from Dr H. N. MacLaurin, M.A., M.L.C., Chancellor of the University of Sydney

    Description: Ada Emily Evans, BA, LLB (Syd) (1872-1947), the first woman to graduate in law from an Australian university and to be admitted to the Bar in NSW Date: 26 April 1902 Source: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/163816528/16804967 - Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, National Library of Australia Author: Unknown This image is of Australian origin and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired.

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  • Image - Ada Emily Evans, BA, LLB, University of Sydney, 1902

    Description: Ada Emily Evans, BA, LLB (Syd) (1872-1947), the first woman to graduate in law from an Australian university and to be admitted to the Bar in NSW Date: 5 July 1902 Source: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/2517878 - The Queenslander, National Library of Australia Author: Newman This image is of Australian origin and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired.

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  • Image - Ada Emily Evans, BA, LLB (Syd), admitted to the Bar in NSW in May 1921

    Description: Ada Emily Evans, BA, LLB (Syd) (1872-1947), the first woman to graduate in law from an Australian university and to be admitted to the Bar in NSW Date: 14 May 1921 Source: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/242488885 - The Melbourne Herald, National Library of Australia Author: Unknown This image is of Australian origin and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired.

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  • Image - Ada Emily Evans, BA, LLB (Syd), admitted to the Bar in NSW in May 1921

    Description: Ada Emily Evans, BA, LLB (Syd) (1872-1947), the first woman to graduate in law from an Australian university and to be admitted to the Bar in NSW Date: 25 May 1921 Source: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/159038838 - Sydney Mail, National Library of Australia Author: Unknown This image is of Australian origin and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired.

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