Amazing Australian Women

Twelve Women Who Shaped History

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Pub Date 28 Aug 2018 | Archive Date 28 Aug 2018

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A bright and colourful look at twelve incredible Australian women who helped shape our country, from politics and the arts to Indigenous culture, science and more.

 

Meet twelve amazing Australian women who have changed the world, in small ways and large.

 Some of them are world famous, like Annette Kellerman and Nellie Melba.

 Some of them are famous in Australia, like Mary Reibey and Edith Cowan.

 All of them deserve to be famous and admired.

 These women are the warriors who paved the way for the artists, business owners, scientists, singers, politicians, actors, sports champions, adventurers, activists and innovators of Australia today.

 

The featured women are:

Mary Reibey, convict and businesswoman

Tarenore, Indigenous resistance fighter

Mary Lee, suffragist

Nellie Melba, opera singer

Edith Cowan, politician

Tilly Aston, teacher, writer and disability activist

Rose Quong, actress, lecturer and writer

Elizabeth Kenny, nurse and medical innovator

Annette Kellerman, swimmer and movie star

Lores Bonney, aviation pioneer

Emily Kame Kngwarreye, artist

Ruby Payne-Scott, scientist

A bright and colourful look at twelve incredible Australian women who helped shape our country, from politics and the arts to Indigenous culture, science and more.

 

Meet twelve amazing Australian...


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A great example of an easy to read history book for kids. The information provided was easy to digest and incredibly interesting. Although I am not the intended target audience even I learnt a few things! The illustrations are charming and would help keep younger readers attentive to the book.

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This is a fantastic book that explores some remarkable Australian women whose different achievements have had a lasting impact - some locally, others globally. Informative and succinct biographies, coupled with vibrant illustrations, make this book a must-have non-fiction title for any children’s library collection or private bookshelf.

The women featured are wonderfully diverse, making this a great read in its own right, but it could also serve as the starting point for further research for a school assignment or personal interest. It is pleasing that new history texts are revealing previously untold stories of inspiring people from the past. I think this book would appeal to all students, regardless of which gender they identify with.

I strongly recommend Amazing Australian Girls.

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The book 'Amazing Australian Woman' was a great read! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about each of the women and found the book inspiring, informative and also entertaining.

The illustrations were beautiful and I loved all of the gorgeous colours. This was a really nice book that I would recommend for young people wanting to be inspired and learn about the amazing women of our country.

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