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Geoffrey Rush narrates a short animated feature on  Isabel Letham & Duke Kahanamoku (1914)

Geoffrey Rush narrates a short animated feature on Isabel Letham & Duke Kahanamoku

1915 Duke Kahanamoku at Freshwater

1915 Duke Kahanamoku at Freshwater

12 Amazing Women Who Totally Rocked at Science Jennifer Lawinski | March 11, 2014

12 Amazing Women Who Totally Rocked at Science

12 Amazing Women Who Totally Rocked at Science. Science classrooms need to take a more active role in getting girls interested in science. This provides excellent examples of women that achieved great things in their fields.

Isabel Letham made teaching swimming to women her career. - The World's News 4 September 1929, page 5

Isabel Letham made teaching swimming to women her career. - The World's News 4 September page 5

This is Clare Deacon from Tasmania. Clare worked, as a nurse for five years, on the Western Front during WW1 and was awarded the Military Medal (the highest medal for nurses) for bravery and it was pinned on her by King George V at Buckingham Palace. She was also awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal and is listed in the Dictionary of Biography of notable Australians.

This is Clare Deacon from Tasmania. Clare worked, as a nurse for five years, on…

1967 Referendum to change Section 51 of  the Constitution of Australia. As it stood, Section 51 meant that the federal government could make laws for anyone in Australia - EXCEPT its Aboriginal population. State laws were not uniform, and the Commonwealth had no power to make laws for the benefit of Aboriginal people.

The 1967 referendum made history: Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census and allow the Commonwealth to create laws for them.

Fanciful fiction Australian writers, 1945-. Texts.; Blackbirding.; Queensland - History - Fiction.  Summary  A biographical novel about Wacvie Mussingkon, the author's father. In 1863 Wacvie was kidnapped from a village in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) and sold as a slave to a sugar plantation in Queensland. Here he fought to gain control over the pattern of his life so distorted by captivity.

Fanciful fiction Australian writers, 1945-. Texts.; Blackbirding.; Queensland - History - Fiction. Summary A biographical novel about Wacvie Mussingkon, the author's father. In 1863 Wacvie was kidnapped from a village in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) and sold as a slave to a sugar plantation in Queensland. Here he fought to gain control over the pattern of his life so distorted by captivity.

The Lotus and the Spinning Wheel: MARIE BEUZEVILLE BYLES

The Lotus and the Spinning Wheel: MARIE BEUZEVILLE BYLES

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