“The Summit of Her Ambition: The Spirited Life of Marie Byles” by Anne McLeod.

 Book Review by Miriam Scott

 Equal rights for women, is a concept that in our present time and culture is widely accepted, almost taken for granted. However, without past champions would we be where we are today, or have the rights and freedoms we have today?

One such champion is Marie Byles, the first woman lawyer of NSW, who in the worked to change discriminatory laws, was Australia’s fist environmental lawyer, and an explorer-mountaineer who climbed virgin peaks in Canada, NZ and China.

The co-founder of Australia’s first Buddhist society, this intrepid woman amply demonstrates that the only limits to what we can accomplish are those we place on ourselves.

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