WOMEN AT THE NEW SOUTH WALES BAR: THE YEARS TO 1975

It's comparatively commonplace to see women practising as barristers today, but before 1976 in New South Wales, it was a very different story. The WBF, with the support of the Bar Association, has produced a multimedia presentation about the pioneering women at the New South Wales Bar.

Part 1: Ada Evans (1918), Sybil Morrison (admitted 1924), Nerida Cohen (admitted 1935), Ann Bernard (admitted 1941)

Part 2: Beatrice Bateman (admitted July 1942), Joyce Shewcroft (admitted 1942), Dr Klara Rudlow (admitted 1953), Elizabeth Evatt (admitted 1955)

Part 3: Kathleen Trevelyan (admitted 1957), Janet Coombs (admitted 1959)

Part 4: Susanne Schreiner (admitted 1962), Mary Cass (admitted 1963), Cecily Backhouse (admitted 1964)

Part 5: Helen Gerondis (admitted 1965), Margaret O'Toole (admitted 1965), Jenny Blackman (admitted 1968)

Part 6: Beatrice Gray (admitted 1968), Mary Gaudron (admitted 1968)

Part 7: Joan Palfreyman (admitted 1969), Jane Matthews (admitted 1969), Francine Ruggero (admitted 1970), Naida Haxton (admitted 1971)

Part 8: Priscilla Flemming (admitted 1971), Pat Moore (admitted 1971), Carmel Marlow (admitted 1972), Gabrielle O'Connor (1973), Daune de Lano Davis (admitted 1974)

Part 9: Margaret Renaud (admitted 1974), Sandra Spargo (admitted 1974), Margaret Beazley (admitted 1975), Mary Jane Lawrie (admitted 1975). Conclusion and advice to women thinking of coming to the bar.