The exhibition tells the stories of ten women from across Victoria. These women have contributed to Australian society at both national and local levels through their work as adventurers and sportswomen, farmers and doctors, engineers and community leaders. The group includes a former state premier, a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung Senior Elder, Australia's first female commercial airline pilot and Trentham's remarkable doctor of 34 years.

Eight of the women featured in the exhibition have been inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Established in 2001,  the Honour Rolls pays tribute to women who have been pioneers in their field and who have improved the lives of women and the broader Victorian community.  Each year, at the time of International Women's Day, a new group of remarkable Victorian women is inducted onto the roll, thereby creating a significant record and increased awareness of the achievements and contributions of women in this state.


Pat Bigham AFSM
CFA Volunteer

Aunty Fay Carter
Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung Senior Elder

The Hon Joan Kirner AC
Former premier of Victoria

Val Lang AM 
Farmer and mentor of women in agriculture

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

Florence McKenzie OBE
Australia's first female electrical engineer

Halima Mohamed
Somali community leader

Brigitte Muir OAM
First Australian woman to climb Mt Everest

Peta Searle
Assistant Coach
St Kilda Football Club

Gweneth Wisewould
Trentham-based doctor from 1938-1972