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Sheilas : badass women of Australian history / Eliza Reilly.

Sheilas : badass women of Australian history / Eliza Reilly.
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ISBN 9781760984014
Author Reilly, Eliza (author)
Title Sheilas : badass women of Australian history / Eliza Reilly.
Other title Badass women of Australian history
Publisher and/or associated date/s Sydney, New South Wales : Macmillan, 2022.
Description 208 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction : a good woman -- 1860s : Mary Ann Bugg -- A sheila's guide : how to ride side saddle -- A sheila's guide : how to make a colonial cocktail that will make you forget you own name -- 1880s : Catherine Hay Thomson -- A sheila's guide : how to get into an asylum -- 1905-1920s : Jenny Baines & Muriel Matters -- A sheilas' guide : to Suffrajitsu -- 1910-1920s : Fanny Durack & Mina Wylie -- 1900-1930s : Annette Kellerman -- 1920-1940s : Lores Bonney -- 1930-1940s : Rosaleen Norton -- 1930-1940s : Nancy Wake -- A sheila's guide : how to get hired in WWII -- 1950-1960s : Faith Bandler -- 1960s : Merle Thornton -- 190-19802 : Deborah Lawrie -- A sheila's guide : how not to do stuff -- Image credits -- Acknowledgements.
Summary "Its been said that well-behaved women seldom make history, but the handful of white boys who wrote our history books conveniently left most of them out. Whoops! To rectify this situation, Eliza Reilly is setting out to revive the forgotten stories of the badass sheilas of Australian history. Chain yourself to pub counters with the determined Merle Thornton, fight for Indigenous rights alongside Faith Bandler, and lure forlorn sailors with swimmer-slash-mermaid Annette Kellerman. Deceive cranky soldiers with bushranger Mary Ann Bugg, infiltrate Nazi perimeters on the back of Nancy Wakes bike - and much, much more. Cracking with satirical wit and whole-hearted admiration, Sheilas is a cheeky, funny, inspirational celebration of the tough-titted ladies who hiked up their petticoats and fly-kicked down the doors of opportunity for modern Australia." -- Publisher information.
Subjects Wit and humor
Women -- Australia -- Social conditions
Women -- Australia -- Biography
Australia -- Biography
Call number 2022.076
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A00953696 2022.076
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