Australian Female Activists

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Madeleine Madden
(First teenager who delivered a speech on the future of Indigenous Australians)
Madeleine Madden
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Birthdate: January 29, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Australia

Actor Madeleine Madden is also the great-granddaughter of Australian Aboriginal leader Hetty Perkins and the granddaughter of soccer player Charles Perkins. At 13, she made waves as the first Australian teen to deliver an address to the nation. She made her Hollywood debut with Dora and the Lost City of Gold.  

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Edith Cowan
(Social Campaigner)
Edith Cowan
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Birthdate: August 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Geraldton, Australia
Died: June 9, 1932

Edith Cowan was an Australian social reformer best remembered for serving as a member of parliament; she was the first Australian woman to do so. She is also remembered for working for the welfare and rights of children and women. In recognition of her contribution, Cowan has been depicted on Australia's fifty-dollar note since 1995.

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Judith Wright
(Poet, Environmentalist, Campaigner for Aboriginal Land Rights)
Judith Wright
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Birthdate: May 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Armidale, Australia
Died: June 25, 2000

Judith Wright was an Australian environmentalist, poet, and campaigner for Indigenous land rights. Wright is credited with founding one of the earliest environmental conservation movements in Australia. Best remembered for her poetry skills, Judith Wright won the prestigious Christopher Brennan Award in 1976. In 1991, she was honored with the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

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Oodgeroo Noonuccal
(Political activist, artist and educator, who campaigned for Aboriginal rights)
Oodgeroo Noonuccal
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Birthdate: November 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Stradbroke Island, Australia
Died: September 16, 1993

Oodgeroo Noonuccal was an Aboriginal Australian poet, political activist, artist, and educator. She became the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse. She emerged as a prominent political activist in the 1960s and campaigned for aboriginal rights. She was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire and won many literary awards.

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Sara Ahmed
(Independent Feminist Scholar)
Sara Ahmed
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Birthdate: August 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salford, England
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Miles Franklin
(Australian Writer and Feminist Best Known for Her Novel 'My Brilliant Career')
Miles Franklin
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Birthdate: October 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Talbingo, Australia
Died: September 19, 1954

Miles Franklin was an Australian feminist and writer best remembered for her 1901 novel My Brilliant Career. Franklin, who made immense contributions to Australian literature, was honored with the prestigious S. H. Prior Memorial Prize twice during her illustrious career. The Miles Franklin Award and the Stella Prize were established in her honor.

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Stella Young
(Australian Disability Activist, Comedian, and Journalist)
Stella Young
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Birthdate: February 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stawell, Australia
Died: December 6, 2014

Australian disability activist, comedian, and broadcast journalist Stella Young had worked extensively for the ABC. Born with a genetic disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta, or the brittle bone disease, she spent almost her entire life on a wheelchair. She died of an aneurysm at age 32.

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Hazel Hawke
(Social worker, Pianist)
Hazel Hawke
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Birthdate: July 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Died: May 23, 2013
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Cheryl Kernot
(Politician)
Cheryl Kernot
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Birthdate: December 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
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Catherine Helen Spence
(Author, Journalist & Politician)
Catherine Helen Spence
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Birthdate: October 31, 1825
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melrose, Scotland
Died: April 3, 1910

Catherine Helen Spence was a 19th-century Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, and politician. One of the leading suffragists of her era, she was also a minister of religion and social worker. She supported electoral proportional representation. Australian writer and feminist Miles Franklin called her the "Greatest Australian Woman". 

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Lowitja O'Donoghue
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Birthdate: August 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Indulkana, Australia
Katharine Susannah Prichard
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Birthdate: December 4, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Levuka, Fiji
Died: October 2, 1969
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Dorothy Hewett
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Birthdate: May 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Died: August 1, 2002

Dorothy Hewett was an Australian feminist poet, novelist, and playwright, often credited to be one of Australia's best-loved and most respected writers. She studied English at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and wrote for a Communist newspaper under a pseudonym. Over time, she established herself as a prominent author of feminist literature. She received the Christopher Brennan Award.