Tanya Joan Plibersek (1969- ): Australian politician, Member of Parliament for Sydney since 1998, and the Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Deputy Leader of the Labor Party since 2013. She previously served as Minister for Health, Minister for Human Services and Minister for Housing.
indigenous Australian politician Marion Scrymgour, the first indigenous woman to be elected to the Northern Territory Parliament, director of the Wurli Wurlinjang Aboriginal Corporation, Director of the Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation, Labor Party Deputy Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, and the highest-ranked indigenous person in government in Australia's history
Jocelyn Howarth and Nancy Bird, ca. 1930-33 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 license. One year later she obtained her commercial license. In 1937-38 she operated a charter service in Queensland followed by a 2 year world tour studying civil aviation. In 1950 she founded the Australian Women's Pilots' Association.
Dr. Frances Dick, 1st woman to practise medicine in NSW, Sydney, c.1892. photograph by J. Hubert Newman. Dr Frances Dick graduated from London School of Medicine for Women & the University of Ireland. Her qualifications included: LSA (Lond) 1891 & MB Bac Surg, Royal University of Ireland 1891. She was the 1st woman to practise medicine in NSW preceding Dr M A Corliss by a few months. She was registered on 13 January, 1892. State Lib of NSW
ETHEL TURNER (24 January 1872 – 8 April 1958) was an Australian novelist and children's writer, best known for the children's classic, Seven Little Australians. Born in Doncaster, England, Ethel came to Australia when she was 10.