#OnThisDay 26 December 1902 Ada Evans became the first woman in Australia to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sydney. Evans then applied for admission to the NSW Bar to practice as a barrister but this was rejected. She persevered and finally on 12 May 1921 Evans became the first woman to be admitted to the NSW Bar.
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Researching women in the NSW State Archives Collection can present challenges, especially in the 19th century. This webinar focuses on tips for finding women in the archives - at work, in family life, in the care of institutions and in death.
Spanning a 150 year timeframe, Blaze looks to a selection of women from the past who were trailblazers in carving out roles for females in the NSW public sphere. They were the first women to hold positions that had been traditionally occupied by men.