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Author De Vries, Susanna, 1935-

Title Strength of purpose : Australian women of achievement from Federation to the mid-20th century / Susanna De Vries
Published Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins, 1998


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  994.04092 Dev/Sop  AVAILABLE
 MELB  994.04092 Dev/Sop  AVAILABLE
Description 268 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents Marian Ellis Rowan : Australia's first woman artist to hold one-woman exhibitions and promote herself overseas -- Julia Guerin, Maybanke Anderson, Eliza Fewings, Vida Lahey, Ethel Raybould : outstanding teachers and educational reformers -- Dagmar Berne, Constance Stone, Helen Sexton, Agnes Bennett, Lucy Gullett, Lilian Cooper : female pioneers in medicine -- Elizabeth Kenny : who gave hope to polio victims -- Claire Trestrail : War heroine -- Ella Simon : survivor of the stolen generation and Australia's first Aboriginal justice of the peace -- Kundaibark : healer of the Biripi people -- Emma Minnie Boyd : talented founder of a dynasty of painters and sculptors -- Louisa Lawson: Australia's first female publisher, crusader for women's independence -- Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack : first female swimmer to win Olympic gold -- Annette Kellerman : Aussie battler who became a Hollywood star -- Edith Dircksey Cowan : first Australian woman to sit in a state parliament -- Jane Sutherland and Margaret Sutherland : outstanding women in art and music -- tBrettena Smyth and Lillie Goodisson : pioneers of family planning
Selina Murray Sutherland : pioneer of social reform and the abolition of child prostitution -- Joan Mavis Rosanove (Lazarus) : Australian women fight for the right to practise law on equal terms with their male colleagues -- Florence Mary Taylor : Australia's first female architect
Summary Includes: Marian Ellis Rowan; Julia Guerin; Maybanke Anderson; Eliza Fewings; Vida Lahey; Ethel Raybould; Dagmar Berne; Constance Stone; Helen Sexton; Agnes Bennett; Lucy Gullett; Lilian Cooper; Elizabeth Kenny; Claire Trestrail; Ella Simon; Kundaibark; (Emma) Minnie Boyd; Louisa Lawson; Sarah Frances [Fanny] Durack; Annette Kellerman; Edith Cowan; Jane Sutherland; Margaret Sutherland; Brettena Smyth; Lillie Goodisson; Selina Sutherland; Joan Rosanove; Florence Taylor
Analysis Biography
Feminism - Australia - Biography
Feminism - Australia - History
Women - Australia - Biography
Women - Australia - History
Women - Australia - Social conditions
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Anderson, Maybanke, 1845-1927.
Bennett, Agnes, 1872-1960
Berne, Dagmar, 1865-1900
Boyd, Emma Minnie, 1858-1936.
Cooper, Lilian, 1861-1947
Cowan, Edith Dircksey, 1861-1932.
Durack, Sarah Frances (Fanny), 1890-1956
Fewings, Eliza, 1857-1927
Goodisson, Lillie, 1860-1947
Guerin, Julia (Bella), 1858-1923
Gullett, Lucy, 1876-1949
Kellermann, Annette, 1886-1975.
Kenny, Elizabeth, 1886-1952.
Lahey, Vida, 1882-1968.
Lawson, Louisa, 1848-1920.
Raybould, Ethel Harriet, 1899-1987
Rosanove, Joan Mavis, 1896-1974
Rowan, Ellis, 1848-1922.
Sexton, Helen, 1862-1950
Stone, Constance, 1856-1902.
Smyth, Brettena, 1840-1898
Simon, Ella, 1902-
Sutherland, Jane, 1855-1928
Sutherland, M. (Margaret), 1897-1984.
Sutherland, Selina Murray, 1839-1909
Taylor, Florence Mary, 1879-1969
Trestrail, Claire, 1889-1960
Feminism -- Australia -- Biography.
Feminism -- Australia -- ?́ƠBiography
Feminism -- Australia -- History.
Feminists -- Australia -- Biography.
Women artists -- Australia -- Biography.
Women -- Australia -- ?́ƠBiography
Women -- Australia -- Biography.
Women -- Australia -- History.
Women -- Australia -- Social conditions.
Women -- Australia.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 99182548
ISBN 0732267846