Ada Evans was born in Wanstead, England back in 1872 to Henry and Louisa. She attended school in the Woodford suburb of London before the family moved to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1883. She graduated from the Sydney Girls High School. She continued her education at the University of Sydney graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1895.
Right after graduation she wanted to start a school, but abandoned the project after a period of illness. It wasn’t long after that when she again enrolled at the University of Sydney to start out in a new direction. The common law in New South Wales at the time did not consider females as “persons”, therefore she was not allowed to practice what she had wanted to do. That law was changed in 1918, giving her the right to engage in what she had studied to do.
What you may not know about Ada Evans is that she was the first female law graduate in Australia, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1902. It took another 16 years before she was recognized as a lawyer.
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