Grata Flos Matilda Greig

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Grata Flos Matilda Greig was born in Broughty Ferry, Scotland back in 1880 to Robert and Jane. She attended school in Dundee, Scotland before the family moved to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1889. She continued her education at the Presbyterian Ladies’ College in Melbourne but left in 1896.

That same year she enrolled at the University of Melbourne.  She completed her education earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1900.  She also received her Bachelor of Law degree in 1903.  After graduation, she worked for the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, drafting proposals to amend the Children’s Court Act of 1906.  She later worked as an employee of Cornwall Stodart, touring the countryside of Wangaratta where she promoted adult and tertiary education.  She retired in 1942, moving to Rosebud where she died in 1958, she was 78.

What you may not know about Grata is that she was the first woman to enter the Faculty of Law, the first woman to enter any law school in Australia.  She was also the first woman to be admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in Australia.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray Here's Grata.... known as the Hidden Woman of History

Hidden women of history: Flos Greig, Australia's first female ...

May 08, 2020 02:47 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. There were many more females in my class at law school. Enjoy your day!

May 08, 2020 04:20 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

She looks like she could handle handing out the verdicts.

I wonder what she would think of the present judicial system.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 08, 2020 04:22 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

A well deserved honor for all her hard work.

May 08, 2020 05:04 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... nothing I like better than reading about a woman who was a "first" in something significant.

May 08, 2020 05:42 AM #5
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Hey James, well that is quite a life well lived. She should be an inspiration to woman everywhere.

May 08, 2020 06:26 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - this was quite a significant accomplishment.  Still, a big deal today.  

May 08, 2020 06:29 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a noteworthy accomplishment and an inspirational story.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend. A

May 08, 2020 06:47 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - Grata - A very unusual and interesting name to go with her talent, skill, and many firsts.  What caught my thoughts were the more common names of her parents, Robert and Jane.  I would really like to know the story behind her name. 

May 08, 2020 07:22 AM #9
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
Strategic Accounting & Tax Solutions

I especially like reading stories of "the first woman to" do something. It's empowering and encouraging!

May 08, 2020 07:59 AM #10
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'm always amazed that in the overall picture of history it took so long for men to recognize women as leaders James Dray .

May 08, 2020 08:37 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - a great story of acomplishment and thanks for the picture to Barbara Todaro .

May 08, 2020 10:56 AM #12
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

With a long name like that she was destined to be great in the country of Australia... 

Happy Friday and you have a wonderful weekend James Dray 

May 08, 2020 11:57 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you James- for once again highlighting an outstanding female! And for you Barbara Todaro for sharing her photo. 

May 08, 2020 02:41 PM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

I always enjoy these stories of historic firsts!!

Have a terrific weekend!


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