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Juliet Shields Park

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Name Juliet Shields Park
Type Designation Urban Park
Place Id 24656
Place Type Park or Cemetery
Status Registered
Date Registered 11 December 2014
Locality / Suburb  
  Muirhead
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Juliet Shields graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws in 1956, the only one of nine women graduates (from any faculty) to graduate with Honours that year. Juliet moved to Darwin with her husband in 1961. She worked initially with Ronald Withnall, and was subsequently appointed as a Crown Law Officer. She then commenced with the conveyancing section of Crown Law in 1974. She quickly became the first female section head in the Crown Solicitor's office. Following self-government in 1978, Juliet transferred to the newly established Northern Territory Department of Law, where she was responsible for the Commercial Division. For many years, she was the senior female public servant in the Northern Territory. She acted from time to time as Registrar General, and was appointed as a member, and subsequent Chair, of the Agents Licensing Board. She was also a highly accomplished amateur thespian, and one of the leading members of the Darwin Theatre Group.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
11/12/2014 Date added to Register
17/12/2014 NTG G50
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