• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE5878

O’Connor, Deirdre

(1941 – )
  • Born 5 February, 1941, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Judge, Lawyer


In 1990 Justice Deirdre Frances O’Connor became the first woman to be appointed to the Federal Court. She was also the President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.


  • 2001 - 2001

    Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Deirdre O'Connor interviewed by Daniel Connell in the Law in Australian society oral history project [sound recording]

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