Katharine McGregor

Katharine McGregor

Name: Katharine McGregor

Epoch: Early 20th Century (the \'Long Early Twentieth Century\')

Grouping Field: Humanities (Ideas Formatted as Ideas) and Social Science (Models)

Location Grouping: Individual\'s Work Location

Map Coordinates: 27°28\'11.0\"S 153°01\'20.5\"E

Years At Location: 1935-1939

One Historical Setting: Miss Katharine Elizabeth McGregor, a law office somewhere in Brisbane [TBA] (1935)

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Katherine McGregor was the first woman in the State of Queensland to be admitted as a barrister.

Impact On Brisbane Society

Katherine McGregor joined her father’s firm, practised as a solicitor and became a partner. In September 1935 she set up on her own firm. Born in South Brisbane, McGregor was educated at Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School and the University of Queensland (B.A., 1923; M.A., 1925). A noted linguist and classist, McGregor was honorary secretary of the short-lived Queensland Classical Society. The barrister also worked as a private tutor in Greek and Latin, and as an examiner in classics at secondary and tertiary levels.


Catherine Kenny, ‘McGregor, Katharine Elizabeth (1903–1979)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mcgregor-katharine-elizabeth-10962/text19483, published first in hardcopy 2000, accessed online 14 November 2017. This article was first published in hardcopy in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 15, (MUP), 2000.

Image Citation

Woman Barrister. The Week. Friday 8 October 1926, p. 6.