Great Australian Women: From Federation to Freedom

De Vries, Susanna

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Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN-13: 9780732269319
Binding: Paperback
Year Published: 2001
In 1874, the eminent psychiatrist Dr Henry Maudsley declared that since women's skulls were smaller than those of men, they lacked the necessary brain power to study and enter into professional life...

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 sportswomen.

From Federation to the present century, from Frances "Fanny" Durack, the first female swimmer ot win Olympic gold in 1912, Lillie Goodisson, prioneer 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.
ID: 18893
Code: HC000170