Auvernge Doherty

Barrister, Lawyer and Solicitor

Auvergne Doherty, from Western Australia, was one of the first nine women admitted as barristers in England. She was admitted to Middle Temple in 1920 and called in 1922. Doherty did not practise and returned to Australia where she became the manager of a cattle station; her father was a wool broker.

Sources used to compile this entry: Miss Auvergne Doherty, The Western Mail, 15 Feb 1923, 26 pp,; Coleman, Charlotte, 'The First Women Cohort Called to the Bar, 1922', in Women in the Law: Inspired and Inspirations, 2015.

Prepared by Juliette Brodsky