SOMERVILLE, Dorothy Christine
Also known as: Dumps
Died: 24/9/1992Special Achievements:
1922 - She was the third South Australian woman admitted to the Bar.
1925 - Part of first female law practice with Mary Tenison Woods.
1928-1991 - Practiced as a sole law practitioner - first woman to do so.
1977 - Awarded H.M. The Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal.
1986 - Awarded Medal of Australia (AM) for work in the law and community.
Dorothy's niece Sesca Ross ZELLING can also be found in HerStory.
Lofthouse, Andrea. (1982). Who's who of Australian women. Sydney: Methuen, p. 114.
Pioneer solicitor mourned. newspaper unknown. September 1992:page unknown.