Byles, Marie

Pioneering woman lawyer, bushwalker and Buddhist who gave endless opportunities to women in law as she had herself overcome many obstacles to her chosen career.

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Born
Ashton-upon-Mersey, Cheshire, England
08 Apr 1900
Died
21 Nov 1979
Name
Alternate
Marie Beuzeville Byles
Occupation
Position
1921 - 1924
1943 - 1947
1951 - 1979
Relationship
Child of
Child of

Byles, Marie

,
2008

Marie Byles overcame formal and informal obstacles in order to become Sydney's first practicing woman lawyer. She mentored other women in law, and became an advocate for women's rights in other fields, as well as an environmental activist and a writer about Buddhism.