BIOGRAPHIES

Her Place Women's Museum Australia has profiled 40 remarkable Australian women through the curation of exhibitions celebrating their work, achievements and historical significance.

Explore the profiles below to find out more about these women via video interviews, short biographies, and links to Honour Roll booklets and education resources.

Susan Alberti AC
Businesswoman and philanthropist

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Paola Balla
Artist and activist

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Dr Amanda Barnard
Physicist

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Pat Bigham AFSM
Poultry farmer and CFA volunteer

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Jill Bilcock
Award-winning film editor

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Vivian Bullwinkel AO MBE
Nurse and WW2 POW

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Maisie Carr (nee Fawcett)
Botanist and ecologist

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Aunty Fay Carter
Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung Senior Elder

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Ruth Crow AM
Community and political activist

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Deruka Dekuek
Community Advocate and mentor

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Felicity Furey
Engineer

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Mary De Garis
WW1 medical doctor

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Jenny Graves
Geneticist

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Kerry Greenwood
Writer and lawyer

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Leah Heiss
Designer

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Dr Tien Huyhn
Bioscientist

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Sandy Jeffs
Poet and Mental Health Advocate

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Dr Misty Jenkins
Immunologist

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Sallie Jones
Dairy farmer and mental health advocate

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Lisy Kane
Video Games Producer

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The Hon. Joan Kirner AC
Former premier of Victoria

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Sophie Lamond
Food Activist

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Val Lang AM
Farmer and agricultural mentor

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Deborah Lawrie FRAeS MAP
Australia's first female commercial airline pilot

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Grace Lethlean
Entrepreneur

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Melba Marginson
Refugee and immigrant advocate

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Tricia Malowney
Disability activist and board member

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Florence McKenzie OBE
Australia's first female electrical engineer

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Halima Mohamed
Somali community leader

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Brigitte Muir OAM
First Australian woman to climb Mt Everest

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Alice Pung
Writer and lawyer

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Chelsea Roffey
AFL Umpire

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Rebecca Scott
Social welfare entrepreneur

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Peta Searle
Assistant Coach
St Kilda Football Club

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Kay Setches
Former Parliamentarian and Community Advocate

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Shoheli Sunjida
Community Advocate

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Alma Thorpe
Gunditjmara woman and Aboriginal activist

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Diane Wright
Founder of residential community hospices

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Gweneth Wisewould
Trentham-based doctor 1938 – 1972

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Aunty Bess Yarram
Noongar elder and Aboriginal activist

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