Gwendoline (Gwen) McCarthy
Norwood, South Australia, Australia
Gwen McCarthy was born in Norwood in 1901. She was educated at Methodist Ladies College (now Annesley College) and studied law at Adelaide University. McCarthy joined the Lyceum Club in 1923 and was president from 1967-1969. She married James McCarthy and they set up a law practice in Kadina. Here she was involved in the Guides. On her husband's death McCarthy returned to Adelaide and joined the firm of Thompson, Cleland, Holland and McCarthy.
Sources used to compile this entry: Address by Aileen Bond and Constance McCarthy [sound recording], c. 1987, SRG 438/29/36; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana; 'McCarthy, Gwendoline (1901-1986)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-760072; http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/dMcCarthy%2C+Gwendoline%2C+1901-1986/dmccarthy+gwendoline+1901+1986/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=dmccarthy+gwendoline+1901+1986&1,1, accessed 2004-04-06.
Prepared by Anne Heywood
Created: 6 April 2004, Last modified: 11 May 2016