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Women and Money
Transcript of Women and Money
On the $5 bill since 2001
Born in Scotland, Catherine was an author, teacher, journalist, politician and leading suffragist. She was also Australia's first ever female political candidate after standing (unsuccessfully) for the Federal Convention in Adelaide (1897).
Catherine Helen Spence
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The first woman ever elected to an Australian parliament.
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A distinguished poet and the first ever female member of Australian Workers' Union (AWU)
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Dame Nellie Melba
World-famous Opera soprano
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Born in England, Mary was deported to Australia as a convict before becoming a very successful business woman.
A women's rights activist and reformer and the founder of the Victorian Order of Nurses
Henrietta Muir Edwards
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The "Famous Five"
Feminist, politician, and social activist
A provincial politician and women's rights activist from Alberta.
A women's rights activist, jurist, and author. She became the first female magistrate in Canada, and in the British Empire in 1916
First female Cabinet minister
Agnes of Bohemia
A medieval Bohemian princess who opted for a life of charity, mortification of the flesh, and piety rather than luxury and comfort.
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Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke
Perhaps better known by her pen name Isak Dinesen, her most famous work was "Out of Africa."
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Johanne Luise Heiberg
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Famous Theatre Actress
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A popular poet
Tamar the Great
Queen of Georgia from 1184 to 1213
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2nd wife of Gísli Þorláksson
A developer of embroidery and the 3rd wife of Gísli Þorláksson
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1st wife of Bishop Gísli Þorláksson
An artist, writer, calligraphist, noted poet. Affectionately known as "Wise Mother."
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A nun, scholar, and poet in what was then "New Spain" she is now considered a Mexican writer.
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
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The now world-famous artist (following Salma Hayek's big screen portrayal) is featured alongside her former husband Diego Riviera.
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The most important suffragette in the first country to have universal suffrage
Author who won the Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 1928
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An opera singer sometimes referred to as the "voice of the century.
Rose of Lima
Rose was the first person born in the Americas ever to be canonized by the Catholic Church.
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A well-known Filipino suffragette and founder of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines.
Josefa Llanes Escoda
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One of the few women to feature on a banknote still living, she was the14th President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010 and is still a politician today.
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The 11th president of the Philippines and first woman to hold the position.
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The first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
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Opera singer known as the "Swedish Nightingale".
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An artist, painter, sculptor, and dancer.
Fatma Aliye Topuz
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The first female muslim novelist
A poet and writer
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Doctor and Suffragette
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Prison and social reformer sometimes known as the "Angel of Prisons."
Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi
The heroine of the Venezuelan War of Independence
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A revolutionary Spy
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Representatives by occupation