Ada Evans

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

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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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Always like to hear about the "first one"! Enjoy your day!

Dec 09, 2018 04:22 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good  morning, James Dray another female who took on the battle of being the first and struggling to be recognized.... 

Dec 09, 2018 04:32 AM #2
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is a woman who never gave up and made a difference and became a "person".

Dec 09, 2018 05:06 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

wow 16 years to wait so much time lost for her. Have a great Sunday.

Dec 09, 2018 05:10 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I am still trying to wrap my head around woman not being recognized as people. 

Dec 09, 2018 05:25 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Good for her and I am certain that she paved the path for many great lawyers after her.

Dec 09, 2018 05:26 AM #6
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - So many women like Ada have paved the way for future women. I continue to honor each and every one for their efforts and your posts help bring their stories to life. 

Dec 09, 2018 07:56 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Once again you keep us educated with your wonderful stories of great achievers. A

Dec 09, 2018 08:05 AM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- we need to read more stories like this one to better appreciate all that we have. 

Dec 09, 2018 05:03 PM #9
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hard to believe that the laws were like that and most of them changed in this Century, Endre

Dec 09, 2018 05:14 PM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I'm sorry it took so long to chase her dream James Dray 

I hope you have an awesome week!

Dec 09, 2018 10:05 PM #11
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing another historical moment.  Ada fought for what she believed in and did a lot for the future of women.

Dec 09, 2018 10:10 PM #12
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