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[Diary of a voyage around the world in 1928]

Author: Marie Beuzeville Byles
Publisher: [1928]
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Marie Beuzeville Byles was an early law graduate of the University of Sydney, graduating Bachelor of Laws in 1924. She thereupon became the first woman to be admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales and was also the first woman to establish a legal practice in New South Wales (1929). She was an early conservationist, especially after her voyage around the world. In February 1928 she left on a Norwegian cargo ship  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: Marie Beuzeville Byles
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Beuzeville Byles
OCLC Number: 606555968
Notes: Title supplied by cataloguer.
The diary is the Australian ed. of a Collins' Royal diary for 1928 (ca. 380 pp.). The diary is a day to a page and most pages have sometimes full page entries. There are 7 inserted or attached manuscript documents by Byles including 4 leaves of ships signals and notes on how to calculate longtitude. Diary entries also include poems and songs and such details as expenses incurred as well as a list of Norwegian fiction to be read.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm + 7 inserted manuscript items
Other Titles: Collins' Royal diary.
Responsibility: [Marie Beuzeville Byles].

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Marie Beuzeville Byles was an early law graduate of the University of Sydney, graduating Bachelor of Laws in 1924. She thereupon became the first woman to be admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales and was also the first woman to establish a legal practice in New South Wales (1929). She was an early conservationist, especially after her voyage around the world. In February 1928 she left on a Norwegian cargo ship travelling via Aden and Dunkirk (before which the ship ran aground!) to England. After a lengthy stay in England and Scotland including walks and climbs, she again set sail this time for Norway, returning to Australia via Canada, California and then by boat to Sydney via Brisbane. During her travels she records climbs of mountains in Britain, Norway and Canada while the latter part of her diary records her growing interest in the use of the compass and her struggles with the calculation of longtitude and latitude on board ship! This diary forms the backdrop for her subsequently published account: By cargo boat and mountain (London : Seeley, Service, 1931). After extensive travels in Asia and India, Byles became a Buddhist and published several books on these travels and on Buddhism. Byles is known as a female pioneer in the legal profession, mountaineer, explorer, feminist, author and conservationist.

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