Celebrating Bendigo Women

Celebrating Bendigo Women

Brenda
Most recently I invited several Bendigo women to participate in a book I was planning about the city’s women. Bendigo women, like every where in Australia have been left out of our history, but I knew there were women quietly working away trying to address the in-balance.  Fortunately, everyone  contributed material dating from the 1850s to the present with the recent stories being in the form of short personal biographies. From this experience I fully realised the multi-tasking, determined, courageous, flexible wonderful women this city has always bred. We have complete female representation at state and federal levels, five female councillors including the current mayor, and our world-class basket ball team “Bendigo Spirit”  was named in their honour.
Emily Mudge

Emily Mudge – Engineer, “There is nothing more meaningful I can imagine myself doing.”

Lizzie Barrow

Elizabeth Barrow, Opera Singer, “I was 9 when I realised I wanted to spend my life singing”.

Danielle

Danielle Snowden, Author “Nerdy Birdy”, “From little things big things grow.”

Rosemary Margan

Rosemary Margan, beloved Bendigo girl, water ski champion, television personality 1960-1980s.

Teachers 1959 - girls school

Bendigo Girl School Teachers 1959

1952 Mayoral ball. Mrs Pethard & Mrs Amer

1952 Mayoral ball. Mrs Pethard & Mrs Amer