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The Complete Book of Great Australian Women

Thirty-six Women Who Changed the Course of Australian History

The Complete Book of Great Australian Women by Susanna De Vries
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The women who shaped Australia were rebels, resourceful and remarkable. From Mary Penfold, co-founder of Penfold Wines; Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning; Eileen Joyce, world-famous pianist; Enid Lyons, our first female cabinet minister; Stella Miles Franklin, who endowed our most celebrated literary prize; to Catherine Hamlin, who has given hope to thousands of women through her fistula hospitals in Africa, women of Australia have broken down the barriers of prejudice and faced the world on their terms. In this classic collection Susanna de Vries outlines the lives of thirty-six pioneers who took on the establishment in sport, science, law, literature, medicine and many other areas: Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack, Annette Kellerman, Louisa Lawson, Dame Mary Gilmore, Martha Caldwell Cox, Dr Dagmar Berne, Dr Constance Stone, Dr Agnes Bennett, Joice NanKivell Loch, Eileen Joyce, Edith Dircksey Dowan, Dame Enid Burnell Lyons, Ethel Florence Lindesay, (Henry Handel) Richardson, Sister Elizabeth Kenny, Sister Lillie Goodisson, Ella Simon, Kundaibark, Florence Mary Taylor, Joan Mavis Rosanove (Lazarus), Roma Flinders Mitchell, Mary Penfold, Sister Lucy Osburn, Mary McConnel, Mary MacKillop, Dame Nellie Melba, Stella Miles Franklin, Rose Scott, Jane Sutherland, Margaret Sutherland, Louise Bertha Hanson-Dyer, (Caroline) Ethel Cooper, Margaret Rose Preston, Kylie tennant, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Nancy de Low Bird Walton and Dr Catherine Hamlin (Nicholson).
HarperCollins; January 2014
688 pages; ISBN 9781460702024
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Title: The Complete Book of Great Australian Women
Author: Susanna De Vries
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