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Quentin Bryce Archive

Dame Quentin Bryce is the former Governor-General of Australia and former Governor of Queensland. Born in Brisbane in 1942, she grew up in a small town in Central Western Queensland. In 1965, she graduated with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from The University of Queensland and became one of the first women accepted to the Queensland bar. She spent 14 years as a legal academic and has held roles on many public committees, was involved in various human rights and activism groups, and helped to create Australia’s childcare accreditation standards. In 1978 she joined the new National Women's Advisory Council, followed by a number of positions, including the first director of the Queensland Women's Information Service, the Queensland director of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and the Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner in 1988. Her services to the community saw her appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1988, a Companion of the Order of Australia, and Dame of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in 2003. On September 5, 2008 Quentin Bryce was sworn in as Australia’s 25th Governor-General, the first woman to take up the office.

NOVEMBER 22, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Matthew...
By Grant Turner
22 November, 1993
NOVEMBER 22, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Rosemary Crowly...
By News Ltd
22 November, 1993
NOVEMBER 18, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Quentin Bryce...
By Steve Moorhouse
18 November, 1993
NOVEMBER 18, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Quentin Bryce...
By Steve Moorhouse
18 November, 1993
NOVEMBER 18, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Quentin Bryce...
By Steve Moorhouse
18 November, 1993
JULY 1, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Sex Discrimination...
By David Motte
01 July, 1993
JULY 1, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Sex Discrimination...
By David Motte
01 July, 1993
JULY 1, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Sex Discrimination...
By David Motte
01 July, 1993
MAY 17, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Sex Discrimination...
By David Sproule
17 May, 1993
MARCH 28, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former Sex...
By News Ltd
28 March, 1993
DECEMBER 16, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. Sex Discrimination...
By Simon Bullard
16 December, 1992
DECEMBER 16, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. Sex Discrimination...
By Simon Bullard
16 December, 1992
DECEMBER 12, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Elizabeth...
By Simon Bullard
16 December, 1992
MARCH 25, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Elizabeth Fletcher...
By Bob Finlayson
25 March, 1992
MAY 1, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. Sex Discrimination Commissioner...
By News Ltd
01 May, 1991
FEBRUARY 2, 1990: SYDNEY, NSW. Sex Discrimination...
By News Ltd
02 February, 1990
JUNE 11, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. Sex Discrimination...
By Philip Norrish
11 June, 1989
DECEMBER 5, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. Sex Discrimination...
By News Ltd
05 December, 1988
AUGUST 4, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. Sex Discrimination...
By News Ltd
04 August, 1988
AUGUST 1, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Sex Discrimination...
By Neville Whitmarsh
01 August, 1988
1985: BRISBANE, QLD. (L-R) Michael Bryce Jr, Revelyn...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1985
1985: BRISBANE, QLD. Sex Discrimination Commissioner...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1985
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