Amazing Australian Women

Synopsis

A bright and colourful look at twelve incredible Australian women who helped shape our country, from politics and the arts to Indigenous culture, science and more.Meet twelve amazing Australian women who have changed the world, in small ways and large.Some of them are world famous, like Annette Kellerman and Nellie Melba.Some of them are famous in Australia, like Mary Reibey and Edith Cowan.All of them deserve to be famous and admired.These women are the warriors who paved the way for the artists, business owners, scientists, singers, politicians, actors, sports champions, adventurers, activists and innovators of Australia today.The featured women are: Mary Reibey, convict and businesswoman Tarenore, Indigenous resistance fighter Mary Lee, suffragist Nellie Melba, opera singer Edith Cowan, politician Tilly Aston, teacher, writer and disability activist Rose Quong, actress, lecturer and writer Elizabeth Kenny, nurse and medical innovator Annette Kellerman, swimmer and movie star Lores Bonney, aviation pioneer Emily Kame Kngwarreye, artist Ruby Payne-Scott, scientist
Pamela Freeman
About the author

Pamela Freeman

Dr Pamela Freeman is the award-winning author of more than 28 books. Her most recent book, published under the name of Pamela Hart, is The Soldier’s Wife (Hachette Australia), an historical novel set in World War I. For children, her most recent publication is the Princess Betony series published by Walker Books. Her new book for kids, Lake Eyre, is a non-fiction picture book due out in late 2015.Pamela also writes fantasy fiction for adults. She is best known for the Castings trilogy (published in the US, the UK, France, Spain, Portugal and Germany as well as Australia) and for Ember and Ash, winner of the Aurealis Award for best fantasy novel . Another children’s book, Victor’s Challenge, was published in 2009 in Australia and the UK and won the Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Fantasy.Pamela started as a children’s writer, and many of her books have been shortlisted for the State Literary Awards, the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards, the Koala Awards and the Wilderness Society Environment Awards. Pamela – who is also an accomplished scriptwriter – taught creative writing at the University of Technology, Sydney for many years. She has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney and taught writing workshops around Australia for the National Book Council and various state libraries. Pamela has a Doctor of Creative Arts in Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney.She has published numerous short stories and has spoken at various writers’ festivals around the country. Her most recent book for young adults, The Black Dress, a fictional account of the childhood of Mary MacKillop in the Australia of the 1840s to 1860s, won the NSW History Prize for Young People.

Books by Pamela Freeman

Related articles

Can loyalty and love overcome fear and greed? Bring The Tunnel of Dreams into the classroom today

News | Book Life

26 October 2020

Can loyalty and love overcome fear and greed? Bring The Tunnel of Dreams into the classroom today

Podcast: Richard Flanagan on Unexpected Tenderness and Grateful Wonder

Podcast

26 October 2020

Podcast: Richard Flanagan on Unexpected Tenderness and Grateful Wonder

    Book News: The 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award Winner Announced

    News | Book Life

    22 October 2020

    Book News: The 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award Winner Announced

      Great Literary Love Affairs

      News | Book Life

      22 October 2020

      Great Literary Love Affairs

        Live Book Event: Rosalie Ham, Author of The Dressmaker's Secret

        News | Events & Festivals

        21 October 2020

        Live Book Event: Rosalie Ham, Author of The Dressmaker's Secret

          Podcast: Nick Bryant on America's Decline, Trump... and on Getting COVID

          Podcast

          21 October 2020

          Podcast: Nick Bryant on America's Decline, Trump... and on Getting COVID

            Guilty Secrets: What I Found On My Friend's Bedside Table

            News | Book Life

            21 October 2020

            Guilty Secrets: What I Found On My Friend's Bedside Table

              Podcast: Sue Miller on Observation, Character and Writing Something Terrifying

              Podcast

              19 October 2020

              Podcast: Sue Miller on Observation, Character and Writing Something Terrifying

                “Climb aboard, me hearties”: Get creative with an activity pack from Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman

                News | Book Life

                16 October 2020

                “Climb aboard, me hearties”: Get creative with an activity pack from Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman

                The story behind the stories: CBCA Award winners and Book Week

                News | Book Life

                16 October 2020

                The story behind the stories: CBCA Award winners and Book Week

                COMMENTS

                Leave a Reply

                Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *