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The Byles family. Marie's parents Cyril and Ida Byles were vegetarians, Fabian socialists and Unitarians and Ida Byles was teetotal and a suffragette. She encouraged her daughter to pursue an independent life. "When you grow up you must not copy me. You must earn your own living."

The Byles family. Marie's parents Cyril and Ida Byles were vegetarians, Fabian socialists and Unitarians and Ida Byles was teetotal and a suffragette. She encouraged her daughter to pursue an independent life. "When you grow up you must not copy me. You must earn your own living."

Jessie Street at the Status of Women Commission, New York, 1947. Source: NAA. Via: @bradheadland

Jessie Street at the Status of Women Commission, New York, 1947. Source: NAA. Via: @bradheadland

Stu Piddington, Ashley Gualter and Freda's biographer, Sally Irwin at the unveiling of Freda's memorial stone and plaque. They  were the prime movers in getting Freda's final resting place suitably recognised..Listen to "Starlit Heights and Winding Valleys: the life of Freda Du Faur"  ABC radio documentary on Freda du Faur here:   http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/hindsight/starlit-heights-and-winding-valleys-the-life-of/3079168

Stu Piddington, Ashley Gualter and Freda's biographer, Sally Irwin at the unveiling of Freda's memorial stone and plaque. They were the prime movers in getting Freda's final resting place suitably recognised..Listen to "Starlit Heights and Winding Valleys: the life of Freda Du Faur" ABC radio documentary on Freda du Faur here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/hindsight/starlit-heights-and-winding-valleys-the-life-of/3079168

Bob McKerrow - Wayfarer: Freda du Faur - 100 year celebration.

Bob McKerrow - Wayfarer: Freda du Faur - 100 year celebration.

Lady Lamington was renowned for her charitable work and was approached by others to investigate options for women who could not afford to pay for private medical attendance. Her efforts came to fruition in November 1900 when the Lady Lamington Hospital for Women was opened in Brisbane. The hospital was a great benefit to women across Queensland and patients came from far and wide to access the hospital’s services.

Lady Lamington was renowned for her charitable work and was approached by others to investigate options for women who could not afford to pay for private medical attendance. Her efforts came to fruition in November 1900 when the Lady Lamington Hospital for Women was opened in Brisbane. The hospital was a great benefit to women across Queensland and patients came from far and wide to access the hospital’s services.

Marie Byles at Ahimsa. More biographies of Marie here: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/byles-marie-beuzeville-9652  http://www.docstoc.com/docs/36058184/1-MARIE-BYLES---A-REFLECTION-ON-HER-LIFE-AS-A-LEGAL-PRACTITIONER  http://www.sbw.org.au/images/Documents/Marie%20Byles%20-%20A%20Spirited%20Life%20(National%20Trust).pdf  http://www.bchg.org.au/index.php/people/individuals/a-f/41-byles-m  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Byles  http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE2745b.htm

Marie Byles at Ahimsa. More biographies of Marie here: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/byles-marie-beuzeville-9652 http://www.docstoc.com/docs/36058184/1-MARIE-BYLES---A-REFLECTION-ON-HER-LIFE-AS-A-LEGAL-PRACTITIONER http://www.sbw.org.au/images/Documents/Marie%20Byles%20-%20A%20Spirited%20Life%20(National%20Trust).pdf http://www.bchg.org.au/index.php/people/individuals/a-f/41-byles-m http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Byles http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE2745b.htm

Marie Byles with Buddhist sash

Marie Byles with Buddhist sash

Australian novelist and screenwriter I.A.R. Wylie (1885-1959) was known around the world, and eventually settled in Hollywood where she sold her stories.Over 30 movies were based on her works, including Torch Song (1953) and Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) and  Four Sons (1928, 1940). She is probably best known as the author of the novel that became the basis of the film Keeper of the Flame (1942), directed by George Cukor and starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.

Australian novelist and screenwriter I.A.R. Wylie (1885-1959) was known around the world, and eventually settled in Hollywood where she sold her stories.Over 30 movies were based on her works, including Torch Song (1953) and Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) and Four Sons (1928, 1940). She is probably best known as the author of the novel that became the basis of the film Keeper of the Flame (1942), directed by George Cukor and starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.

Can a woman be an artist and a wife? The Adelaide Mail of 21 Jan 1939 asks, after Nora Heysen becomes the first Australian woman to win the Archibald Prize.

Can a woman be an artist and a wife? The Adelaide Mail of 21 Jan 1939 asks, after Nora Heysen becomes the first Australian woman to win the Archibald Prize.

The Sydney Bush Walkers. Marie Byles is fourth from the right

The Sydney Bush Walkers. Marie Byles is fourth from the right

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