Great Australian Women: From Pioneering Days to the Present

Great Australian Women From Pioneering Days to PresentThe achievements of Australian women have long been overshadowed by the deeds of Australian men. Susanna de Vries remedied this with her outstanding book Great Australian Women.

Now, in this second volume, more Australian women are celebrated for their hard work, intelligence, talent, dedication and compassion. These are women who have affected the lives of thousands through their achievements, be they inspired painters, writers, pianists, singers, humanitarians, wine-makers, spies, aviators, nurses or doctors.

These are the women who broke through the barriers of society's expectations and helped to found the Australia we know today. An ideal present for Mother’s Day or to show younger women how far women have come and the difficulties they have had to be taken seriously.

Mary Penfold Margaret Sutherland
Sister Lucy Osburn Louise Bertha Hanson‑Dyer
Mary McConnel Ethel Cooper
Mary MacKillop Margaret Rose Preston
Nellie Melba Kylie Tennant
Stella Miles Franklin Oodgeroo Noonuccal
Rose Scott Nancy de Low Bird Walton
Jane Sutherland Dr Catherine Hamlin

Some Press Reviews:

The Heroines' Champion
Australian Women Who Made a Difference
Writer Breaks Myths, Past and Present