Notorious Australian women

Saunders, Kay Notorious Australian women. Pymble, NSW, Australia: Harper Collins, 2011.

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Author Saunders, Kay
Title Notorious Australian women
Place of Publication Pymble, NSW, Australia
Publisher Harper Collins
Publication year 2011
Sub-type Research book (original research)
ISBN 9780733328329
Language eng
Total number of pages 312
Collection year 2012
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The sensational lives and exploits of some of Australia′s most audacious women

Notorious Australian Women celebrates the lives of some of Australia′s most fearless, brash and scandalous women. There′s Tilly Devine, who went from streetwalker in London to wealthy Sydney madam and standover merchant; Mary Bryant, the highway robber and First Fleeter who escaped by rowing from Port Jackson to Timor with her two children; Lola Montez, the Irish-born grande horizontale, who destroyed King Ludwig I of Bavaria; Ellen Tremaye and Marion Edwards, women who challenged the gender order and became men; and Helena Rubinstein, who rewrote her humble Polish background and became one of the most successful and astute businesswomen in the world.

From bushrangers, courtesans and cross-dressers, to writers, designers and a radical or two, what these splendid rebels have in common is a determination to take their destinies into their own hands. [Book summary from publisher]
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