The Summit of Her Ambition

The Summit of Her Ambition : The Spirited Life of Marie Byles 1900-1979

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Marie Byles was a pioneer in many fields: feminism, environmentalism, and introducing mindfulness meditation to the West. The first female lawyer of New South Wales, Marie worked on behalf of women's rights in law and also devoted her legal services to the environmental movement helping reserve national parks. She travelled the world on mountaineering adventures and during WWII became a follower of Gandhi and pacifism. She travelled throughout India and Burma and trained in mindfulness meditation, writing books that inspired a generation in the 1960s.
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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 12.7mm | 417.3g
  • Australia
  • English
  • 16 Illustrations
  • 0646941410
  • 9780646941417
  • 966,133

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"Anne McLeod's biography is frank and compelling in confronting all the diverse aspects of the life and work of this remarkable woman". The Hon. Elizabeth Evatt AC
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About Anne McLeod

Worked in the film industry from 1970-2000 on film crew eg: Continuity, Wardrobe Mistress for feature films and TV series. Researcher for documentaries (ABC TV) Gained a degree in Adult Education from UTS university in Sydney (B.Ed. Adult Ed. (Community) majoring in Communication. Worked as Training Coordinator for a community organisation providing mediation workshops in schools. Written magazine articles (Wild, Outdoor Australia, Blue Mountains Life, Sydney Morning Herald) on biographical and environmental subjects.
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