Scholarly Musings: The Summit of Her Ambition
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Scholarly Musings: The Summit of Her Ambition

Scholarly Musings: The Summit of Her Ambition

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State Library of New South Wales

Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor

Macquarie Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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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.


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