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    22 Australian Women Who Will Inspire The Hell Out Of You

    In honour of International Women's Day, let's celebrate the Aussie ladies who have made history.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following contains images of deceased persons.

    1. Catherine Helen Spence, writer and Australia's first female political candidate.

    2. Edith Cowan, politician and the first woman elected to an Australian parliament.

    3. Dame Nellie Melba, opera singer.

    4. Jane Foss Barff, academic and educationist.

    5. Miles Franklin, author and feminist.

    6. Fanny Cochrane Smith, Tasmanian Aboriginal linguist.

    7. Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie, Australia's first female Olympians.

    8. Louise Mack, first female war correspondent.

    9. Louise Lovely, Australia's first Hollywood star.

    10. Beryl Mills, the first Miss Australia.

    11. Dame Jean Macnamara, doctor and scientist.

    12. Maude Bonney, aviator.

    13. P.L. Travers, actress, journalist and author.

    14. Dame Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the Australian Federal Parliament.

    15. Dr Beryl Nashar, the first female Dean of Science in Australia.

    16. Kathleen Gorham, ballerina.

    17. Evonne Goolagong Cawley, tennis player.

    18. Ita Buttrose, journalist and businesswoman.

    19. Cathy Freeman, sprinter.

    20. Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of Australia.

    21. Julia Gillard, first female Prime Minister of Australia.