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War correspondent
Jenner, Dorothy Gordon (Andrea) (1891 - 1985), Actor, Art Director, Journalist, Scriptwriter and War correspondent
Macready, Agnes, Journalist, Nurse and War correspondent
McDonald, Marjorie (1911 - 2001), Journalist, Print Journalist, Radio Journalist and War Correspondent
Stumm, Lorraine (1914 - 2004), Journalist and War Correspondent
Tarabay, Jamie (1975 - ), Journalist, Print journalist and War correspondent
War worker
Barnard, Jessie Margaret (1868 - 1948), Charity worker and War worker
Crace, Helen Blanche (1878 - 1926), Charity worker, Philanthropist, Red Cross leader, Volunteer and War worker
Cunningham, Mary Emily (1869 - 1930), Activist, Pastoralist wife, Poet, Red Cross Worker and War worker
Davies, Griselda Dorothea (Tommy) (1894 - 1931), Ambulance Driver, Volunteer and War worker
Dunlop, Mary Paule (1893 - 1978), Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) worker, Volunteer and War worker
Macartney, Alexandrina Vans (Nina) (1884 - 1965), Volunteer and War worker
McEwan, Kathleen (Kitty) Agnes Rose (1894 - 1969), Golfer, Journalist, Print Journalist, Sports Journalist and War Worker
Miller, Jane Mary Elizabeth (1865 - 1932), Volunteer and War worker
Parnell, Ida Mary (1871 - 1950), Red Cross Worker, Volunteer and War worker
Sheaffe, Catherine Erskine (Katie) (1886 - 1962), Volunteer and War worker
Water polo player
Castle, Naomi (1974 - ), Olympian and Water Polo Player
Fox, Joanne (1979 - ), Olympian and Water Polo Player
Hankin (1973 - ), Olympian and Water Polo Player
Higgins, Yvette (1978 - ), Olympian and Water Polo Player
Hooper, Kate (1978 - ), Olympian and Water Polo Player
Ireland, Bridgette (1973 - ), Olympian and Water Polo Player
Mayer, Bronwyn (1974 - ), Olympian and Water Polo Player
Miller, Gail (1976 - ), Olympian and Water Polo Player
Mills, Melissa (1973 - ), Olympian and Water Polo Player
Watson, Deborah (1965 - ), Olympian and Water Polo Player
Weekes, Elizabeth (1971 - ), Olympian and Water Polo Player
Woodhouse, Danielle (1969 - ), Olympian and Water Polo Player
Woods, Taryn (1975 - ), Olympian and Water Polo Player
Weaver
Robertson, Jenny, Artist and Weaver
Weightlifter
Lovely, Deborah Esther Ainslie, Commonwealth or Empire Games Gold Medalist and Weightlifter
Pileggi, Caroline, Commonwealth or Empire Games Gold Medalist and Weightlifter
Welfare activist
Duncan, Ada Constance, Internationalist and Welfare activist
Miller, Mary (1920 - 2003), Child welfare advocate, Labour movement activist, Teacher and Welfare activist
Welfare organisation
The Anglican Mission to the Streets and Lanes of Melbourne (1886 - 1997)
Benevolent Society of New South Wales (1813 - )
Brighton Ladies Benevolent Society (1863 - )
Caulfield Ladies' Benevolent Society (1930 - 1986)
Charity Organisation Society of Melbourne (1887 - )
Children's Protection Society ( Vic.) (1896 - )
Children's Welfare Association of Victoria (1912 - )
Infants' Home (Ashfield, New South Wales) (1874 - )
Melbourne Orphan Asylum ( Vic.) (1853 - )
Melbourne Young Women's Christian Association (Melbourne Y.W.C.A.) (1882 - 1999), World Young Women's Christian Association (World Y.W.C.A .1855 -)
Methodist Peace Memorial Homes for Children (1888 - )
National Travellers' Aid Society of Australia (1944 - )
Preston Ladies' Benevolent Society (1888 - 1986)
SDN Children's Services Inc. (1905 - )
South Melbourne Ladies' Benevolent Society (1875 - 1982)
Sydney Female Refuge Society (1848 - 1919?)
Travellers Aid Australia (1916 - )
Travellers' Aid Society of New South Wales (1938 - )
Victorian Association of Benevolent Societies (1911 - 1987)
Victorian Children's Aid Society (1893 - 1991)
Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Western Australia (1892 - )
Young Women's Christian Association Victoria (Y.W.C.A. Victoria) (1999 - ), World Young Women's Christian Association (World Y.W.C.A .1855 –)
Welfare worker
Ah Kee, Margaret, Aboriginal Administrator and Aboriginal welfare worker
Bain, Margaret, Aboriginal welfare worker
Barkman, Frances, Teacher and Welfare worker
Barnes, Ivy Vera (1896 - 1944), Political party organiser and Welfare worker
Bates, Fiona, Aboriginal Artist, Tour operator and Welfare worker
Bembrick, Amy Glenthora (1893 - 1949), Army Nurse and Child welfare worker
Birks, Rosetta Jane (1856 - 1911), Welfare worker
Bourke, Eleanor (1943 - ), Aboriginal welfare worker and Academic
Clague, Joyce Caroline, Welfare worker
Clarke, Michelle, Aboriginal Child Welfare Worker
Cleggett, Ella, Welfare worker
Clutterbuck, Katherine Mary, Child welfare worker and Religious sister
Cocks, Fanny Kate Boadicea (1875 - 1954), Policewoman and Welfare worker
Coller, Doreen, Aboriginal Child Welfare Worker
Collins, Eva, Aboriginal welfare worker
Cummings, Barbara, Aboriginal welfare worker, Aboriginal Child Welfare Worker and Writer
Cuthbertson, Margaret (1864 - 1944), Child Welfare Worker, Factory inspector, Public servant and Women's rights activist
Desailly, Frances Esme, Welfare worker
Dobson, Emily (1842 - 1934), Advocate, Philanthropist, Welfare worker and Women's rights organiser
Drew, Ann (1822 - 1907), Welfare Worker
Drysdale, Robyn Anne (1947 - ), Welfare worker and Parole officer
Dyer, Mollie (1927 - 1998), Aboriginal Child Welfare Worker and Aboriginal community worker
Dynon, Moira Lenore (1920 - 1976), Scientist, Servicewoman and Welfare worker
Elphick, Gladys (1904 - 1988), Welfare worker and Community worker
Fairfax, Ruth Beatrice (1878 - 1948), Community Worker and Welfare Worker
Fisher, Kathy, Aboriginal Child Welfare Worker, Actor and Photographer
Frost, Phyllis Irene (1917 - 2004), Welfare worker and Physiotherapist
Graham, Mary, Aboriginal child welfare worker
Green, Anne Syrett, Philanthropist and Welfare worker
Griffith, Mary Harriett (1849 -1930), Community worker, Temperance advocate and Welfare worker
Henderson, Ann Mary (1941 - 2002), Parliamentarian, Welfare worker and Administrator
Henderson, Jessie Isabel, Welfare worker
Hilliard, Winifred Margaret, Aboriginal welfare worker
Hinder, Eleanor Mary (1893 - 1963), Scientist and Welfare worker
King, Christine, Aboriginal Child Welfare Worker
Kirk, Maria (Marie) Elizabeth (1855 - 1928), Welfare worker and Women's rights activist
Lee, Mary (1821 - 1909), Suffragist, Union activist and Welfare worker
Lester, Kathleen Eileen, Aboriginal welfare worker
Lewis, Leellen (c. 1965 - ), Welfare worker
Loch, Joice NanKivell (1887 - 1982), Author, Journalist, Print Journalist and Welfare worker
MacGregor, Marjorie (1947 - ), Union officer and Welfare worker
Marshall, Dorothy May (1902 - 1961), Welfare worker and Teacher
Matthews, May (Susan Mary) ( - 1935), Political candidate and Welfare worker
Mayers, Naomi Ruth (1941 - ), Aboriginal health worker, Aboriginal welfare worker and Aboriginal Administrator
Merenda, Francesca (1924 - ), Welfare worker
Miller, Sandy, Aboriginal Child Welfare Worker and Aboriginal activist
Moss, Alice Frances Mabel (May) (1868 - 1948), Welfare worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Munns, Caroline, Aboriginal Child Welfare Worker
Munro, Jenny, Aboriginal Child Welfare Worker
Oakley, Jackie, Aboriginal Child Welfare Worker
Oscar, June (1962 - ), Aboriginal Administrator, Health worker, Welfare worker and Film maker
Overington, Karen Marie (1951 - 2011), Parliamentarian and Welfare worker
Passmore-Edwards, Mary-Ellen, Aboriginal welfare worker
Pearce, Betty, Aboriginal child welfare worker, community worker and Aboriginal rights activist
Pryor, Jenny (1958? - ), Aboriginal Administrator and Child Welfare Worker
Renwick, Elizabeth (1842 - 1918), Philanthropist, Suffragist and Welfare worker
Schrieber, Lorna (1926 - 1993), Traditional Aboriginal Custodian, Welfare worker and Aboriginal Storyteller
Shearer, Heather, Aboriginal Artist and Aboriginal Child Welfare Worker
Sister Esther (1858 - 1931), Community worker, Religious Sister and Welfare worker
Skene, Lillias Margaret (1867 - 1957), Farmer, Women's rights activist, Women's rights organiser and Welfare worker
Stainton, Irene, Aboriginal Administrator, Child Welfare Worker and Cultural Advisor
Standley, Ida (1869 - 1948), Aboriginal welfare worker, Child welfare worker, Community worker and Teacher
Stanton, Mimbingal Violet (Vai) McGinness (1929 - 1995), Aboriginal welfare worker
Sutherland, Selina Murray Macdonald (1839 - 1909), Philanthropist, Nurse and Welfare worker
Syme, Kathleen Alice, Journalist and Welfare worker
Thomas, Jenny, Aboriginal health worker and Child Welfare Worker
Thorpe, Marjorie, Aboriginal child welfare worker and Aboriginal community worker
Tommy, Julie, Aboriginal Child Welfare Worker
Tongerie, Maude (1927 - ), Aboriginal Welfare Worker
Turley, Darriea (1960 - ), Board Member, Local government councillor and Welfare worker
Waterworth, Edith Alice (1873 - 1957), Advocate and Welfare worker
Watts, Margaret Sturge (1892 - 1978), Migrant community Advocate, Welfare worker and Peace activist
Webster, Patricia, Welfare worker
Wheeler, Annie Margaret (1867 - 1950), Nurse and Welfare worker
Wolinski, Naomi (1881 - 1969), Bowler, Sports Administrator and Welfare worker
Woodcock, Lucy (1889 - 1968), Feminist, Teacher, Trade unionist and Welfare worker
Wu, Omega, Welfare worker and Interpreter
Young, Jeanne Forster (1876 - 1955), Author, Welfare worker, Journalist and Political activist
Wheelchair track and road racer
Sauvage, Alix Louise (1973 - ), Paralympian and Wheelchair Track and Road Racer
Wildflower artist
Thomson, Estelle (1894 - 1953), Author, Journalist, Naturalist, Photographer and Wildflower artist
Winemaker
Penfold, Mary (1820 - 1896), Winemaker
Pridham, Ursula Marie (1935 - ), Winemaker
Wiradjuri Elder
Bulger, Violet Josephine (1900 - 1993), Wiradjuri Elder
Woman suffrage organisation
Queensland Women's Electoral League (1903 - )
Woman's Christian Temperance Union of New South Wales (1882 - )
Women's Equal Franchise Association (1894 - 1905)
Woman's rights activist
Corrie, Christina Jane (1867 - 1937), Mayoress and Woman's rights activist
Women in Agriculture Movement.
Johnson, Lyn (1940 - ), Cheese-maker, Dairy Farmer, Early and Ongoing Leader and Women in Agriculture Movement.
Women’s advocacy
Australian Council for Women (1993 - 1995)
Australian Federation of Graduate Women (Australian Capital Territory) Inc. (1944 - )
Australian Federation of Graduate Women (Northern Territory) Inc.
Australian Federation of Graduate Women (Queensland) Inc. (1920 - )
Australian Federation of Graduate Women (South Australia) Inc. (1914 - )
Australian Federation of Graduate Women Inc. (1922 - )
Australian Political Studies Association Women's Caucus (2007 - )
Gippsland Women's Network (2006 - )
Graduate Women Victoria Inc. (1922 - )
Kinsman, Irene Mavis (1917 - 2006), Administration assistant, Secretary and Women’s advocacy
Murphy, Isla Victoria (1913 - 1967), Army officer (former), Lawyer and Women’s advocacy
Roper, Myra Ellen (1911 - 2002), Educator, Public speaker and Women’s advocacy
Sewell, Alice Maud, Chairperson and Women’s advocacy
Soroptimist International of Canberra Incorporated (1954 - )
Women’s Rights Organisation and Professional association
The Business and Professional Women's Club of Canberra (1954 - )
Women's health advocate
Mazzella, Kath (1951 - ), Women's health advocate
Tonkin, Miriam (1928 - ), Kindergarten teacher, Peace activist, Women's health advocate and Women's rights activist
Women's liberationist
Geason, Susan (1946 - ), Editor, Writer and Women's Liberationist
Henderson, Beryl (1897 - 1990), Women's Liberationist
Hunter, Thelma Anna Carmela (1923 - 2016), Academic, Political scientist and Women's liberationist
Owen, Mary (1921 - 2017), Women's Liberationist and Trade unionist
Ryan, Julia (1937 - ), Women's Liberationist and Educator
Women's musical group
U3A Warrani Chorale (1998 - )
Women's organisation
Australian Council for Women (1993 - 1995)
Canberra Mothercraft Society Inc (1929 - )
CAPOW! (1992 - ), Coalition of Australian Participating Organisations of Women
Gippsland Women's Network (2006 - )
Lyceum Club Brisbane (1919 - )
Victorian Rural Women's Network (1986 - )
Women Lawyers' Association of Western Australia (1982 - )
Young Women's Christian Association of Canberra (1929 - )
Women's reform group
Brisbane Women's Club (1908 - )
Gippsland Women's Network (2006 - )
Women's refuge
Beryl Women's Refuge (1975 - )
Catholic Female Refuge (1856 - )
Cruz, Elba (1945 - ), Women's Refuge Worker and Union activist
Elsie Women's Refuge (1974 - )
Melbourne Young Women's Christian Association (Melbourne Y.W.C.A.) (1882 - 1999), World Young Women's Christian Association (World Y.W.C.A .1855 -)
Sydney Female Refuge Society (1848 - 1919?)
Young Women's Christian Association Victoria (Y.W.C.A. Victoria) (1999 - ), World Young Women's Christian Association (World Y.W.C.A .1855 –)
Women's refuge worker
Cruz, Elba (1945 - ), Women's Refuge Worker and Union activist
Women's reproductive health service
Children By Choice Association Incorporated (1972 - )
Women's right activist
Conway, Josephine (1920 - 2007), Women's right activist
De Leo, Maria, Women's right activist
McLean, Margaret (1845 - 1923), Suffrage activist, Teacher, Temperance activist and Women's right activist
Rose, Maria (1959 - ), Public servant and Women's right activist
Scotford, Jessie Margaret (1917 - 2003), Arts administrator, Community worker, Novelist, Women's right activist and Women's rights organiser
Women's rights activist
Allan, Stella (1871 - 1962), Community advocate, Journalist, Print Journalist and Women's rights activist
Alley, Diane Berenice (1927 - ), Community activist, Community worker, Human rights activist, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Arena, Franca (1937 - ), Parliamentarian and Women's rights activist
Bain,Yvonne (1929 - 2004), Educator, Engineer, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Barff, Jane Foss (1863 - 1937), Educator and Women's rights activist
Battye, Margaret (1909 - 1949), Barrister, Lawyer, Political party organiser, Solicitor and Women's rights activist
Baylor, Hilda Gracia (1929 - ), Feminist, Women's rights activist, Women's rights organiser, Parliamentarian and Teacher
Beaurepaire, Beryl Edith (1923 - ), Feminist, Women's rights activist, Community worker and Patron
Bethune, Dulcie Evelyn, Women's rights activist
Board, Ruby Willmet (1880 - 1963), Community worker, Social welfare, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Booker, Lorelei Emmeline (1906 - 1994), Women's rights activist
Booth, Sarah (1844 - 1928), Community worker and Women's rights activist
Bowen, Sally (1918 - 1999), Women's rights activist and Peace activist
Brookes, Ivy (1883 - 1970), Advocate, Community worker, Musician, Philanthropist, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Burrows, Maggie, Political activist and Women's rights activist
Byth, Elsie Frances (1890 - 1988), Community worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Cameron, Barbara, Women's rights activist
Carnahan, Yvonne, Women's rights activist
Cass, Bettina, Policy adviser, Sociologist and Women's rights activist
Christopherson, Leonie Therese (1939 - ), Advertising practitioner, Author, Community activist, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Cilento, Phyllis (1894 - 1987), Doctor, Print Journalist, Radio Journalist, Women's rights activist, Social reformer, Journalist and Broadcaster
Cohen, Nerida Josephine (1912 - 2002), Barrister, Chairperson, Lawyer, Public servant, Solicitor and Women's rights activist
Cooper, Leontine Mary Jane (1837 - 1903), Bi-lingual scholar, Journalist, Teacher, Women's rights activist and Writer
Cowper, Robina Fordyce (1866 - 1948), Lay preacher, Magistrate, Religious Leader and Women's rights activist
Cox, Eva Maria (1938 - ), Social activist, University teacher and Women's rights activist
Cuthbertson, Margaret (1864 - 1944), Child Welfare Worker, Factory inspector, Public servant and Women's rights activist
Daly, Jean Mary, Women's rights activist
Davey, Margaret Lurline (1915 - 2010), Biology Teacher, Community worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Dick, Muriel (1921 - ), Farmer, Social activist and Women's rights activist
Downing, Cecilia (1858 - 1952), Community worker and Women's rights activist
Dowse, Sara (1938 - ), Feminist, Women's rights activist, Writer and Public servant
Duguid, Phyllis Evelyn, Campaigner, Child welfare advocate, Feminist, Humanitarian and Women's rights activist
Eatock, Pat (1937 - 2015), Aboriginal activist, Women's rights activist, Public servant, Film maker and Academic
Edwards, Dorothy Edna Annie (1907 - 2006), Alderman, Community worker, Mayor, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Faust, Beatrice Eileen (1939 - ), Women's rights activist and Writer
Ferber, Helen Layton (1919 - 2013), Historian, Researcher, Social justice advocate, Women's rights activist and Writer
Fidler, Isabel Margaret (1869 - 1952), Academic and Women's rights activist
Furner, Elizabeth (1916 - ), Writer and Women's rights activist
Gallagher, Lynne, Women's rights activist
Geach, Portia Swanston (1873 - 1959), Artist and Women's rights activist
Gent, Alison (1920 - 2009), Women's rights activist
Gibson, Gladys Ruth (1901 - 1972), Educator, School inspector, Women's rights activist, Women's rights organiser and Community worker
Giddings, Maureen, Community worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Glencross, Eleanor (1876 - 1950), Feminist, Political candidate and Women's rights activist
Graham, Diana (1909 - 1999), Aboriginal rights activist and Women's rights activist
Hain, Gladys Adeline (1887 - 1962), Barrister, Lawyer, Solicitor and Women's rights activist
Hall, Edith, Disability rights activist and Women's rights activist
Hamilton, Anne Dorothy (1910 - 2002), Campaigner, Dressmaker, Secretary, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Higgins, Frances Georgina Watts (Ina) (1860 - 1948), Feminist, Landscape gardener, Suffragist and Women's rights activist
Kent, Ivy Mary (1893 - 1974), Women's rights activist and Community worker
Kirk, Maria (Marie) Elizabeth (1855 - 1928), Welfare worker and Women's rights activist
Kumm, Frances Gertrude, Community worker and Women's rights activist
Lawson, Louisa (1848 - 1920), Feminist, Women's rights activist, Writer, Businesswoman and Suffragist
Lee, Lynn, Women's rights activist
Littlejohn, Emma Linda Palmer (1883 - 1949), Feminist, Journalist, Radio Broadcaster, Radio Journalist and Women's rights activist
MacCallum, Dorette Margarethe (Dorothea) (1863 - 1952), Community advocate, Philanthropist and Women's rights activist
Macdonald, Amelia Morrison Fraser (1865 - 1946), Church woman, Social reformer, Tailoress and Women's rights activist
Macdonald, Louisa (1858 - 1949), Educationalist, Suffrage activist and Women's rights activist
Macintosh, Laurel Jean (1924 - ), Community activist, Ophthalmologist, Surgeon, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Mahlab, Eve (1937 - ), Board member, Businesswoman, Lawyer, Philanthropist and Women's rights activist
Marks, Gladys Hope (1883 - 1970), Academic, Teacher and Women's rights activist
Maxwell, May (Maisie) (1876 - 1977), Actor, Journalist, Print Journalist, Radio Journalist, Trade unionist and Women's rights activist
McConnell, Joyce Marion (1916 - 1991), Community worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Metcalfe, Thelma Constance (1898 - 1984), Community worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Miethke, Adelaide Laetitia (1881 - 1962), Educator, Feminist, School inspector, Women's rights activist, Women's rights organiser, Social activist and Peace activist
Miller, Beryl (1926 - ), Women's rights activist
Miller, Emma (1839 - 1917), Women's rights activist, Union organiser and Suffragist
Moore, Edith Harrison (1872 - 1974), Women's rights activist, Charity worker and Community worker
Morgan, Eliza Elsie, Women's rights activist
Morgan, Joanne, Women's rights activist
Moss, Alice Frances Mabel (May) (1868 - 1948), Welfare worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Muscio, Florence Mildred (1882 - 1964), Feminist, School principal, University lecturer, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Norris, Dame Ada May (1901 - 1989), Community worker, Women's rights organiser and Women's rights activist
Parker, Judith Ann (1941 - ), Counsellor, Educator, Human rights advocate, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Pethybridge, Eva, Women's rights activist and Social activist
Preston-Stanley, Millicent Fanny (1883 - 1955), Politician and Women's rights activist
Reading, Fanny (1884 - 1974), Medical practitioner, Women's rights activist and Zionist
Rischbieth, Bessie Mabel (1874 - 1967), Women's rights activist and Feminist
Robinson, Elizabeth Esther (1886 - 1943), Political activist, Political candidate and Women's rights activist
Roderick, Gwendoline Blanche (1928 - ), Public relations professional, Volunteer, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Russell, Delia Constance (1870 - 1938), Community worker and Women's rights activist
Russell, Kathleen (1911 - ), Women's rights activist
Sheehan, Maria (Luisa) (1933 - 2000), Women's rights activist
Skene, Lillias Margaret (1867 - 1957), Farmer, Women's rights activist, Women's rights organiser and Welfare worker
Spitzer, Fleur, Philanthropist and Women's rights activist
Swanton, Mary Hynes (1861 - 1940), Tailoress, Trade unionist and Women's rights activist
Sweet, Georgina (1875 - 1946), Academic, Philanthropist, Zoologist and Women's rights activist
Thompson, Lorelle, Women's rights activist
Tonkin, Miriam (1928 - ), Kindergarten teacher, Peace activist, Women's health advocate and Women's rights activist
Walker, Ellinor Gertrude (1893 - 1990), Poet, Educator and Women's rights activist
Weber, Ivy Lavinia (1892 - 1976), Parliamentarian, Political candidate and Women's rights activist
Wee, Hean Bee (1946 - ), Community worker, Educator, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Weeks, Clara (1852 - 1937), Suffrage activist, Teacher and Women's rights activist
Willmore, Henrietta (1842 - 1938), Musician and women's rights activist
Windeyer, Mary Elizabeth (1837 - 1912), Charity worker and Women's rights activist
Wright, Mary (1903 - 1993), Trade unionist and Women's rights activist
Women's rights activists
Australian Women's National League (1904 - 1944?)
Young Women's Christian Association Victoria (Y.W.C.A. Victoria) (1999 - ), World Young Women's Christian Association (World Y.W.C.A .1855 –)
Women's rights organisation
Australian Federation of Women Voters (1921 - 1982)
Australian Local Government Women's Association - New South Wales Branch (1952 - )
Australian Local Government Women's Association - South Australian Branch (1964? - )
Australian Local Government Women's Association (1951 - )
The Australian Women's Suffrage Society (1888 - 1898)
BPW Australia (1947 - )
BPW Melbourne (1925 - )
BPW Newcastle Club (1931 - )
BPW Perth Club (1946 - )
BPW Sydney Club (1939 - )
BPW Wollongong (1953 - )
Brisbane Women's Club (1908 - )
Endeavour Forum (1979 - )
Federated Association of Australian Housewives (1923 - )
Feminist Club of New South Wales (1914 - )
Housewives Association (Australia) South Australian Division (1926 - )
Housewives Association of New South Wales (1918 - )
Housewives Association of Victoria (1915 - )
Liaison Committee of Women's International Organisations - Australia Group (1950 - 1963)
Melbourne Young Women's Christian Association (Melbourne Y.W.C.A.) (1882 - 1999), World Young Women's Christian Association (World Y.W.C.A .1855 -)
National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (1923 - )
National Council of Jewish Women, Brisbane Section (1927 - )
National Council of Jewish Women, New South Wales Section (1923 - )
The National Council of Jewish Women, South Australia Section (1929 - )
National Council of Jewish Women, Victoria Section (1927 - )
National Council of Jewish Women, Western Australia Section (1929 - )
National Italian-Australian Women's Association (1985 - )
The National Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Australia (1891 - )
New Housewives' Association (1946 - 1950)
Progressive Housewives Association, New South Wales (1947 - )
United Council for Woman Suffrage (1894 - 1908)
Victorian Woman's Suffrage League (1894 - 1908)
The Victorian Women's Suffrage Society (1884 - 1908)
West Australian Housewives' Association (1920 - 1984)
The Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Queensland (1885 - )
Woman's Christian Temperance Union of South Australia (1889 - )
The Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Tasmania (1885 - )
The Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Victoria (1885 - )
Women's Abortion Action Campaign, Sydney (1972 - )
Women's Abortion Action Coalition, Melbourne Victoria (1972 - )
Zonta Club of Perth (1975 - )
Zonta Club of Sydney
Women's rights organiser
Alley, Diane Berenice (1927 - ), Community activist, Community worker, Human rights activist, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Bain,Yvonne (1929 - 2004), Educator, Engineer, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Baylor, Hilda Gracia (1929 - ), Feminist, Women's rights activist, Women's rights organiser, Parliamentarian and Teacher
Board, Ruby Willmet (1880 - 1963), Community worker, Social welfare, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Brookes, Ivy (1883 - 1970), Advocate, Community worker, Musician, Philanthropist, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Byth, Elsie Frances (1890 - 1988), Community worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Christopherson, Leonie Therese (1939 - ), Advertising practitioner, Author, Community activist, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Davey, Margaret Lurline (1915 - 2010), Biology Teacher, Community worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Dobson, Emily (1842 - 1934), Advocate, Philanthropist, Welfare worker and Women's rights organiser
Edwards, Dorothy Edna Annie (1907 - 2006), Alderman, Community worker, Mayor, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Gibson, Gladys Ruth (1901 - 1972), Educator, School inspector, Women's rights activist, Women's rights organiser and Community worker
Giddings, Maureen, Community worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Hamilton, Anne Dorothy (1910 - 2002), Campaigner, Dressmaker, Secretary, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Macintosh, Laurel Jean (1924 - ), Community activist, Ophthalmologist, Surgeon, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
McConnell, Joyce Marion (1916 - 1991), Community worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Metcalfe, Thelma Constance (1898 - 1984), Community worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Miethke, Adelaide Laetitia (1881 - 1962), Educator, Feminist, School inspector, Women's rights activist, Women's rights organiser, Social activist and Peace activist
Mocatta, Necia (1938 - 2000), Community worker, International activist and Women's rights organiser
Moss, Alice Frances Mabel (May) (1868 - 1948), Welfare worker, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Muscio, Florence Mildred (1882 - 1964), Feminist, School principal, University lecturer, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Norris, Dame Ada May (1901 - 1989), Community worker, Women's rights organiser and Women's rights activist
Parker, Judith Ann (1941 - ), Counsellor, Educator, Human rights advocate, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Roderick, Gwendoline Blanche (1928 - ), Public relations professional, Volunteer, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Scotford, Jessie Margaret (1917 - 2003), Arts administrator, Community worker, Novelist, Women's right activist and Women's rights organiser
Skene, Lillias Margaret (1867 - 1957), Farmer, Women's rights activist, Women's rights organiser and Welfare worker
Wee, Hean Bee (1946 - ), Community worker, Educator, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
Women's services provider
Queen Victoria Women's Centre (1994 - )
Woolgrower
Adams, Gwendolyn Isabelle (1941 - ), Community stalwart, Environmentalist, Farmer and Woolgrower
Mason, Louise, Business woman, Farmer and Woolgrower
McShane, Clare (1948 - ), Business woman, Clothing designer and Woolgrower
Workers' association
Workers' Educational Association of Queensland (1913 - 1932)
Writer
Abdel-Fattah, Randa, Lawyer, Solicitor and Writer
Ackermann, Jessie (1857 - 1951), Social reformer, Temperance activist and Writer
Archer, Robyn (1948 - ), Advocate, Artistic director, Director, Singer and Writer
Armstrong, Sarah (1968 - ), Journalist, Print Journalist, Radio Journalist, Television Journalist and Writer
Aston, Matilda Ann (1873 - 1947), Disability Activist, Teacher and Writer
Atkinson, Caroline Louisa Waring (1834 - 1872), Naturalist and Writer
Auld, Elizabeth (1901 - 1998), Journalist, Print Journalist and Writer
Baynton, Barbara (1857 - 1929), Writer
Behrendt, Larissa, Academic, Lawyer and Writer
Bennett, Mary Montgomerie (Montgomery) (1881 - 1961), Teacher, Writer and Aboriginal rights activist
Bjelke-Petersen, Marie Caroline (1874 - 1969), Physical Culturalist, Teacher and Writer
Blackman, Barbara (1928 - ), Patron, Philanthropist and Writer
Brinsmead, Hesba, Writer
Buchanan, Cheryl (1955 - ), Aboriginal rights activist, Aboriginal Writer and Publisher
Burke, Janine Carmel Brigitte (1952 - ), Writer and Art historian
Burton, Clare (1942 - 1998), Researcher, Public servant, Academic, Consultant and Writer
Chambers, Stephanie, Writer
Chung, Helene (1945 - ), Journalist, Radio Journalist, Television Journalist and Writer
Connolly, Sharon, Chief Executive Officer, Director, Media executive, Producer and Writer
Cooper, Leontine Mary Jane (1837 - 1903), Bi-lingual scholar, Journalist, Teacher, Women's rights activist and Writer
Cummings, Barbara, Aboriginal welfare worker, Aboriginal Child Welfare Worker and Writer
Dale, Lyn (1945 - ), Administrator, Historian, Soldier and Writer
Daniels, Kay (1941 - 2001), Writer, Public servant and Historian
D'Aprano, Zelda Fay (1928 - ), Feminist, Trade unionist, Writer and Dental nurse
Dethridge, Susan Margery (c. 1945 - 2003), Councillor, Journalist and Writer
Devanny, Jean (1894 - 1962), Feminist, Trade unionist and Writer
Deveson, Anne Barbara (1930 - 2016), Broadcaster, Filmmaker and Writer
Dixon, Trisha Burkitt (1953 - ), Writer and Photographer
Dobson, Rosemary de Brissac (1920 - 2012), Editor, Poet and Writer
Dolling, Alison Mary (1917 - 2006), Teacher and Writer
Doudy, Jane Sarah (Jeanne) (1849 - 1932), Teacher and Writer
Dowse, Sara (1938 - ), Feminist, Women's rights activist, Writer and Public servant
Dunn, Patricia Irene, Documentary Film maker, Editor, Parliamentarian, University teacher and Writer
Durack, Elizabeth (1915 - 2000), Artist, Writer and Illustrator
Edgar, Suzanne (1939 - ), Author, Poet and Writer
Erickson, Rica (1908 - 2009), Botanical illustrator, Historian, Naturalist and Writer
Evans, Henrietta Matilda Jane (1827 - 1886), Novelist, Teacher and Writer
Faust, Beatrice Eileen (1939 - ), Women's rights activist and Writer
Ferber, Helen Layton (1919 - 2013), Historian, Researcher, Social justice advocate, Women's rights activist and Writer
Fortune, Mary Helena (c. 1833 - 1910), Journalist, Print Journalist and Writer
Franklin, Stella Maria ( Marian) Sarah Miles (1879 - 1954), Writer
Frazer, Connie (1925 - 2002), Feminist, Poet, Revolutionist and Writer
Furner, Elizabeth (1916 - ), Writer and Women's rights activist
Gantner, Neilma (1922 - 2015), Writer and Philanthropist
Garner, Helen (1942 - ), Journalist, Scriptwriter and Writer
Geason, Susan (1946 - ), Editor, Writer and Women's Liberationist
Gibson, Emily, Educator, Garden designer, Horticulturist, Landscape architect, Pioneer and Writer
Gillan, Joy Lindrum, Writer
Gilmore, Mary Jean (1865 - 1962), Teacher, Poet and Writer
Goodyer, Paula, Journalist, Print Journalist and Writer
Greenwood, Irene Adelaide (1898 - 1992), Feminist, Peace activist, Activist, Pacifist, Broadcaster and Writer
Greer, Germaine (1939 - ), Academic, Feminist and Writer
Hanrahan, Barbara Janice (1939 - 1991), Artist, Printmaker and Writer
Harford, Lesbia (1891 - 1927), Activist, Lawyer and Writer
Hawthorne, Susan, Writer and Feminist
Hazlehurst, Leonie (Noni) Elva (1953 - ), Actor, Broadcaster, Director, Presenter, Television actor, Television personality, Writer and Youth advocate
Heagney, Muriel Agnes (1885 - 1974), Political candidate, Trade unionist and Writer
Henry, Alice (1857 - 1943), Feminist, Trade unionist, Journalist, Writer and Lecturer
Hewitt, Alison Hope (1915 - 2011), University lecturer and Writer
Hill, Ernestine (1899 - 1972), Biographer, Journalist, Photographer and Writer
Hughes, Robin, Filmmaker, Producer and Writer
Huxley, Keri, Community advocate, Local government councillor, Mayor, Writer and Editor
James, Florence (1902 - 1993), Writer and Journalist
Job, Peg (1946 - ), Editor and Writer
Johnston, Dorothy (1948 - ), Author, Novelist, Poet and Writer
Keavney, Kay (1921 - 1989), Journalist, Print Journalist and Writer
Kenihan, Kerry (1944 - ), Journalist, Print Journalist, Teacher and Writer
Kersey, Joan Sophia (1926 - 2013), Social worker and Writer
Klein, Renate (1945 - ), Associate professor, Feminist and Writer
Klugman, Kristine Kay (1941 - ), Nurse, Researcher, Historian and Writer
Law-Smith, Joan (1919 - 1998), Botanical artist, Writer, Illustrator, Gardener and Horticulturalist
Lawson, Louisa (1848 - 1920), Feminist, Women's rights activist, Writer, Businesswoman and Suffragist
Lazaroo, Simone, Writer
Lee, Betsy (Bessie) Harrison (1860 - 1950), Suffragist, Temperance activist and Writer
Legge, Kate, Editor, Journalist, Print Journalist and Writer
Loh, Morag (1935 - ), Writer, Historian, Lecturer and Curator
Macquarie, Elizabeth Henrietta (1778 - 1835), Diarist, Governor's spouse, Traveller and Writer
Mafi-Williams, Lorraine (1940 - 2001), Actor, Film maker and Writer
Masters, Olga (1919 - 1986), Journalist, Print Journalist and Writer
McCaughey, Jean (1917 - 2012), Social reformer and Writer
McGarry, Kathleen Patricia (? - 1958), Barrister, Lawyer, Playwright and Writer
McPhee, Hilary (1941 - ), Editor, Publisher and Writer
Miller, Olga Eunice (1920 - 2003), Aboriginal writer, Community worker, Environmentalist, Illustrator and Storyteller
Mitchell, Janet Charlotte (1896 - 1957), Banker, Journalist, Print Journalist and Writer
Mitchell, Sibyl Elyne (1913 - 2002), Cattle Farmer, Champion Skier, Community worker and Writer
Morgan, Sally (1951 - ), Aboriginal Artist and Aboriginal Writer
Murdoch, Madoline (Nina) (1890 - 1976), Journalist, Print Journalist, Teacher and Writer
Murphy, Agnes G. (c. 1865 - 1936), Journalist, Print Journalist and Writer
Ogg, Margaret Ann (1863 - 1953), Electoral reformer, Feminist, Journalist, Musician, Poet and Writer
Palmer, Helen Gwynneth (1917 - 1979), Writer, Teacher and Political activist
Park, Ruth (1917 - 2010), Writer
Perkins, Rachel, Director, Producer and Writer
Pilkington, Doris (1937 - 2014), Writer and Nurse
Poole, Philippa (1932 - ), Writer
Praed, Rosa (1851 - 1935), Writer
Prichard, Katharine Susannah (1883 - 1969), Journalist and Writer
Pung, Alice, Lawyer and Writer
Read, Robyn, Politician, Public Servant, Writer, Journalist and Parliamentarian
Reed, Cynthia (Nolan), Designer and Writer
Roberts, Shirley Dallas (1927 - 2011), Medical practitioner, Radiologist and Writer
Ronksley-Pavia, Michelle (1974 - ), Artist, Teacher and Writer
Rosman, Alice Trevenen (1882 - 1961), Editor, Journalist, Novelist and Writer
Rossi, Daisy (1879 - 1974), Artist, Designer and Writer
Roughsey, Elsie (Labumore) (1923 - 2000), Aboriginal community worker, Aboriginal health worker, Educator and Writer
Ryan, Edna Minna (1904 - 1997), Feminist, Trade unionist, Activist and Writer
Salmon, Lorraine (1910 - 1970), Journalist, Print Journalist, Radio Journalist and Writer
Scott, Emily (1882 - 1957), Journalist, Lecturer, Music teacher, Musician and Writer
Scutt, Jocelynne A. (1947 - ), Academic, Activist, Barrister, Lawyer and Writer
Shewcroft, Joyce Eileen (1912 - 2001), Barrister, Lawyer, Legal advisor, Poet and Writer
Shortland, Cate (1968 - ), Director and Writer
Smithurst Schlosshan, Patricia Mary (1932 - 2007), Barrister, Lawyer and Writer
Spence, Catherine Helen (1825 - 1910), Suffragist, Writer and Campaigner
Spender, Dale (1943 - ), Writer
Spunner, Suzanne Sylvia (1951 - ), Writer, Critic and Playwright
Stead, Christina Ellen (1902 - 1983), Novelist and Writer
Sykes, Roberta (Bobbi) (1944 - 2010), Aboriginal Administrator, Aboriginal health worker, Journalist, Academic and Writer
Szunejko, Halina Teresa (1936 - ), Community activist, Teacher and Writer
Tankard Reist, Melinda, Social commentator and Writer
Townend, Christine Elizabeth, Writer and Activist
Travers, Carmel, Businesswoman, Director, Journalist, Producer and Writer
Van Praagh, Margaret (1910 - 1990), Dancer, Director, Educator, Writer and Producer
Veitch, Kate (1955 - ), Journalist, Print Journalist and Writer
Vick, Lesley Helen (1945 - ), Academic, Editor, Researcher and Writer
Vickers, Laura, Businesswoman, Lawyer, Solicitor and Writer
Walling, Edna (1896 - 1973), Journalist, Landscape designer, Writer and Photographer
Ward, Elizabeth (Biff), Feminist, Social activist and Writer
Whyse, Imogen, Poet and Writer
Williams, Joan (1914 - 2008), Print Journalist, Radio Journalist, Writer, Journalist, Broadcaster and Activist
Woodrow, Carol Joan (1943 - ), Actor, Director, Teacher and Writer
Wright, Judith Arundell (1915 - 2000), Poet and Writer
Writers group
Ladies Literary Society (1911 - )
Seven Writers (1980 - 1998)
Writing award
Eldridge Award (1998 - )

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