Great Australian Women: From Federation to Freedom
Great Australian Women presents twenty courageous women who broke down the barriers of prejudice to enter the professions ‑ law, medicine, politics and architecture ‑ or made their names as musicians, writers and sports women.
From Federation to the present century, from Frances 'Fanny' Durack, the first female swimmer to win Olympic gold in 1912, Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning, Eileen Joyce, world-famous pianist, Enid Lyons, our first female cabinet minister, to Roma Mitchell, appointed as Australia's first female judge of the Supreme Court in 1965 and as our first female State Governor in 1991, here are twenty outstanding Australians who succeeded against all the odds.
Their stories will make you laugh, weep and wonder at their bravery and determination.
|Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack||Elizabeth Kenny|
|Annette Kellerman||Lillie Goodisson|
|Louisa Lawson||Ella Simon|
|Martha Caldwell Cox||Eileen Joyce|
|Dagmar Berne, Dr||Florence Mary Taylor|
|Constance Stone, Dr||Joan Mavis Rosanove (Lazarus)|
|Agnes Bennett, Dr||Roma Flinders Mitchell|
|Joice NanKivell Loch||Ethel Florence Lindesay (Henry Handel) Richardson|
|Edith Dircksey Cowan||Enid Burnell Lyons|