Marie Byles (1900-1979), an avid bushwalker and passionate conservationist, devoted her legal skills to preserving NSW's most precious wilderness areas as national parks.
Marie was at the forefront of social change as the first female solicitor in NSW, and in addition to her environmental work she fought for women’s equal rights in law. Influenced by Gandhi and Buddha's teachings, Marie learnt mindfulness meditation in Burma and wrote books that influenced a generation in the 1960s. Marie also fought development in her local area and donated her bush property to the National Trust.
Anne McLeod's presentation will be illustrated by Marie's own photographs of her exceptional life as a pioneering social activist, environmentalist, mountaineer and Western Buddhist.
When: Friday 24 February, 2017
Where: Rahamim Ecology Centre
34 Busby St
Price: $10 per person including nibbles