Doris Egerton Jones
JONES, DORIS EGERTON (1889-1973), writer, was born on 23 December 1889 at Mitcham, Adelaide, daughter of John Elias Jones, accountant, and his wife Emma Marie, née Fischer. The family moved around Victorian and Western Australian goldfields when Doris was young, but she later attended Glenelg Public School and, in 1901-05, the Advanced School for Girls in Adelaide. At 14 she wrote her first play, 'Ned Kelly, bushranger', and next year a novel, Peter Piper. The heroine of this romance dressed as a boy until she was 18 when her 'womanliness' asserted itself; it was published in London in 1913.
From 1909, while living with her mother, sister and uncle Dr Fischer, Doris Jones attended the University of Adelaide (B.A., 1911). After graduating she began to study law, although women were not allowed to practise in South Australia. She protested to Premier John Verran and later in 1911 an enabling ...Read more at the source website