Margaret Battye (9 August 1909 – 16 November 1949) was an Australian lawyer. She became influential in politics, business, and the legal advancement of women. Battye was the first woman to represent a client and begin a legal practice in Western Australia.
|Died||16 November 1949 (aged 40)|
Subiaco, Western Australia
|Alma mater||University of Western Australia|
Battye died of thyrotoxicosis in 1949.
- Judith Ion (27 February 2004). "McClemans, Sheila Mary (1909 - 1988)". Australian Women: Biographical entry. National Foundation for Australian Women. Retrieved 2007-12-15.
all four graduates of the class of 1930 were female: Margaret Battye, Mary Kathleen Hartney, Mary Connor Kingston and Sheila.
- Daphne Bogue (2003). "Federal Women's Committee History to 2003" (PDF). About. The Liberal Party of Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2007-12-15.
Past Presidents of SWC have been Miss Margaret Battye, 1946 (also the first Chairman of Federal Women’s Committee in 1945-46)
- Davidson, Dianne, Women on the warpath : feminists of the first wave, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1997.