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Scholarly Musings: The Summit of Her Ambition
Tue. 7 February 2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm AEDT
The Summit of Her Ambition: The Spirited Life of Marie Byles
With Anne Mcleod
Marie Byles was at the forefront of social change as the first female solicitor of NSW.
Told she could only work as a law clerk, she established a successful legal practice and fought for women’s equal rights in law.
A passionate conservationist, Marie devoted her legal skills to reserve the most precious wilderness areas for national parks.
An explorer-mountaineer, she travelled the world in search of virgin peaks and mapped previously unexplored areas. Marie was influenced by Gandhi and learnt mindfulness meditation in Burma, writing books that influenced a generation in the 1960s.