Australia’s first women Olympians, Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie, 1912 by State Library of New South Wales collection,

Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie were Australia’s first women Olympians, winning gold and silver in the 100 metres freestyle, Stockholm, 1912

All-girl band, 1903.

Early All Girl Band-circa 1903 in Schulenburg, Texas.~ I doubt this was the early version of a "girl band" and more a picture of sisters or friends with their instruments. Back then any "proper women" could play a musical instrument.

Australian Sisters on board SS Mooltan - Tasmanian Sisters on board, 1915 / photographer A.W. Savage. Army sisters en route to the Third Australian General Hospital at Lemnos. Silver gelatin photographs from the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales.

Australian Sisters on board SS Mooltan - Tasmanian Sisters on board. Army sisters en route to the Third Australian General Hospital at Lemnos.

Jocelyn Howarth and Nancy Bird, ca. 1930-33 / by unknown photographer by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Jocelyn Howarth and Nancy Bird, ca. Nancy Bird Walton was born in Sydney in In at the age of she became the youngest Australian woman to gain a pilot’s licence.

Nancy Bird 1933 on wheel of Metal Moth VH-VOP belonging to Tommy Petherbridge / by unknown photographer by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Nancy Bird 1933 on wheel of Metal Moth VH-VOP belonging to Tommy Petherbridge / by unknown photographer by State Library of New South Wales collection

Mrs Mollie Grey, interior decorator, Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point, Sydney, ca. 1935/ photographer Harold Cazneaux by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Format: Photograph Find more detailed information about this photographic collection: From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales : www.

May Bradford welding part of the all Australian monoplane for the England-Australia air race, 1934 / photographed by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

May Bradford welding part of the all Australian monoplane for the England-Australia air race, 1934 / photographed by Sam Hood. May Bradford was the first woman pilot to hold “A” & “B” ground engineer’s licences in Australia.


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