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Making history

Making history

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Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Evonne Goolagong Cawley

1943 - The first women elected to the federal parliament is Dame Enid Lyons. She becomes a member of the House of Representatives for the United Australia Party.

Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani girl who rose to international fame after the Taliban nearly killed her for her efforts to promote girls’ education, has been formally nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. Her name was put forward by three members of the Norwegian parliament from the ruling Labor Party. Photo: NHS via EPA

Nancy Bird 1933 on wheel of Metal Moth VH-VOP belonging to Tommy Petherbridge / Nancy Bird Walton was born in Sydney in 1915. In 1933, at the age of 17, she became the youngest Australian woman to gain a pilot's licence. One year later she obtained her commercial licence. / by unknown photographer by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Julia Gillard - 1st Female Prime Minister of Australia

Your Prime Minister | Prime Minister of Australia

Sister Elizabeth Kenny. Australian Nurse. Came up with a different treatment for Polio Victims and changed medical history.

Kenny, Elizabeth Biography -

Nancy Wake, who died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands.

Dorothea Mackellar 1885-1968 OBE Australian poet and fiction writer. The author of "My Country" a very famous poem about Australia. The second stanza is the most famous " I love a sunburnt country"

Hazel: My Mother's Story by Sue Pieters-Hawke

Linda Burney, the first Aboriginal person to be elected to the NSW parliament and the first Aboriginal Minister

1974 Darwin Wiped Out

After decades of struggle and imprisonment, Aung San Suu Kyi won a place in the Burmese lower house when the National League for Democracy took 43 of the 45 available seats in the 1 April byelection.

Nelson Mandela.

Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela

All the Kings and Queens of England (with dates!)

Lionel Logue, age 26. Australian speech therapist responsible for the un-stammering of King George VI. Here he is with his future wife, 21-year-old Myrtle Gruenert. HOW HANDSOME HE WAS

  • Rebecca Walsh
    Rebecca Walsh

    I finally saw the movie on our flight to the US last August. I'm sure it was glammed up a bit for Hollywood, but it was still such an incredible story!

RIP Neil Armstrong what a brave man.

Torvill and Dean - the legendary Bolero ice dance at the 84 Winter Olympics. The first team ever to score all perfect 6's for artistic impression. Historic - the figure skating competitions were like my "superbowls".

First Flight of the "Wright Brothers"

Down with the Berlin Wall!

John Lennon shot dead

Martin Luther King

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr, on Earth's Moon on July 20, 1969

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Inspired by the wisdom and action of Gandhi, Dr. King led the civil right's movement of the 1960's to end segregation through civil disobedience and non-violence.

Nauset Lighthouse, Eastham, MA