Girls Undercover: Miss Phryne Fisher

Name: Miss Phryne Fisher Occupation: Detective (fictional) Location: St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, 1928 As seen in: Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher detective novels (1989-) and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (2012-2015)   The first undercover lady...

Vida Goldstein

Vida Goldstein (13 April 1869 – 15 August 1949) was born in Portland, Victoria, Australia in 1869. Surprisingly, her father was an anti-suffragist and her mother was a dedicated one, however he always taught his daughters how to be economically and...

Major Alice Ross-King

Alice Ross-King was born in Ballarat, Victoria on 5th August 1887 to a family of Scottish descent. Tragedy struck the Ross-King family in the early 1890s when Alice’s father and two brothers drowned in an accident, leaving just Alice and her mother. Succeeding...

Political Powerhouses: Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard is a trailblazer in Australian politics, and because of her work, is today a household name around the world. In 2010 she became the first woman to lead the Australian Labour Party (ALP), following this up by becoming the first woman to be voted in as...

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