• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: PR00438

Smith, Wilhelmena

(1886 – 1975)
  • Born 1 January, 1886, Australia
  • Died 24 June, 1975, Herberton Queensland Australia
  • Occupation Jockey, Sportswoman


Bill’ Smith was a successful North Queensland jockey in the early 1900s. Viewed as small in statue and eccentric in behaviour, it was not until his death in 1975 that it was discovered that ‘Bill’ Smith was actually a woman, thus making her Australia’s first female jockey.

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