HerStory Archive

MITCHELL, Roma Flinders

Born: 2/10/1913

Died: 05/03/2000

Special Achievements:

1962 - First woman Queen’s Counsel in Australia.
1965 - First female Supreme Court judge in Australia.
1972 - First woman deputy chancellor of a university.
1981-82 – First human rights commissioner.
1983 - First woman chancellor of a university.
1991-96 - First woman state governor.


Resources

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    Glimpses of Dame Roma’s glorious life.  Adelaidean.  April 2002:11.


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    Eccleston, Roy.  Top Girls.  The Weekend Australian.  December 27, 1997:16.


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    Ward, Peter.  Top Girls.  The Weekend Australian.  May 25-26, 1996:1-2.


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    Osborne, Emily.  A young woman’s role model.  The Advertiser.  March 6, 2000:5.


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    Eccles, David.  Deep faith energised a life.  The Advertiser.  March 6, 2000:4.


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    Final honor from state.  The Advertiser.  March 6, 2000:4.


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    Pioneer forged a path for women.  The Advertiser.  March 6, 2000:4-5.


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    Baker, Tony.  The Famous Five.  The Advertiser.  March 6, 2000:6-7.


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    King, Melissa.  Roses for Roma on the day of farewell.  The Advertiser.  March 10, 2000:3.


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    Hein, Mel.  Students create mural in honor of an icon.  The Advertiser.  March 10, 2000:3.


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    Drislane, John.  University mourns former Chancellor.  Adelaidean.  March 13, 2000:1.


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    Dame Roma Mitchell:  1913 - 2000.  Adelaidean.  March 13, 2000:1.


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    O’Kane, Mary.  Roma.  Adelaidean.  March 13, 2000:3.


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    Boyce, Alexandra & Tirella, Joseph V.  (2000, October 3).  Passages.  WHO, 100.


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    Walsh, Liz.  Rise and stall of the Roma empire.  Sunday Mail.  March 21, 2010:1,74.


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    Dame Roma Mitchell 1913 – 2000:  A Pictorial Tribute.  The Advertiser.  March 9, 2000:1,54-60.


  • Image - Justice Roma Mitchell

    Roma Mitchell in 1965, wearing the robes and wig of a Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

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  • Image - Dame Roma Mitchell

    Statue of Dame Roma Mitchell

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  • Image - Dame Roma Mitchell

    Statue of Dame Roma Mitchell

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  • Image - Plaque commemorating Roma Mitchell

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