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Queensland’s first female juror – this month in Queensland’s history

Nellie Bishop - 1st women to serve on a Queensland jury. Photo taken from The Courier Mail, 2 March 1945, p.3. State Library of Queensland’s microfilm collection

Each March Queenslanders recognise the achievements of women with two important events – International Women’s Day (8 March) and Australian Women’s History Month.     On 1 March 1945 Queensland’s first female juror was empanelled at Brisbane’s Supreme Court. Nellie Bishop, a housewife from Kelvin Grove who had never before been inside a courtroom, was thrust … Read more