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    • Great Australian Women

    • Inspiring Stories of Women Who Changed the Course of Australia
    • By: Susanna De Vries
    • Narrated by: Jane Clifton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The achievements of Australian women have long been overshadowed by the deeds of Australian men. Susanna de Vries has remedied this with her outstanding research, and this audio book details the life stories of 18 courageous Australian women who broke down the barriers of prejudice. From Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning; Eileen Joyce, world famous pianist; Enid Lyons, our first female cabinet minister, these are women who have affected the lives of thousands through their achievements.

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Blue Ribbons, Bitter Bread

    • Joice Loch – Australia's most heroic woman
    • By: Susanna de Vries
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Joice Loch was an extraordinary Australian. She had the inspired courage that saved many hundreds of Jews and Poles in World War II, the compassion that made her a self-trained doctor to tens of thousands of refugees, the incredible grit that took her close to death in several theatres of war and the dedication to truth and justice that shone forth in her own books and a lifetime of astonishing heroism.

    Regular price: $29.84

    • Heroic Australian Women in War

    • By: Susanna de Vries
    • Narrated by: Beverley Dunn
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Facing not onlt the astounding courage they displayed amid death and chaos but also on the triumphs and pain of their personal lives, Susanna reveals how these 11 Australian women were as influential and heroic in civil life as they were in war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You will never complain about your life again

    • By nancy on 07-08-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Australian Heroines of World War One

    • By: Susanna de Vries
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The story of eight courageous women who had the courage and strength for which the Anzacs are renowned and the compassion and tenderness that only a woman can bring. One brave nursing sister, Hilda Samsing, became a whistle blower. Nursing aboard the hospital ship Gascon, outraged by the bungled evacuation of wounded Anzacs which was censored out of the press, she let her diary be shown in high places, which raised questions in the House of Commons.

    Regular price: $38.29

    • Great Pioneer Women of the Outback

    • By: Susanna De Vries
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Great Pioneer Women of the Outback profiles 10 female pioneers, from Jeannie Gunn, author of We of the Never Never, to equally remarkable but lesser known women, such as Emma Withnell in Western Australia and Evelyn Maunsell in Queensland. Building on the women's records and her own knowledge of Australian history, Susanna de Vries documents the grit and determination it took to build what many today would consider an extraordinary life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good insight into what Aussies are like and why

    • By Linda on 03-08-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Desert Queen

    • The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates
    • By: Susanna De Vries
    • Narrated by: Beverley Dunn
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In the 1890s, when a woman's role was seen as marrying well and raising a family, Daisy Bates reinvented herself from humble governess to heiress-traveller and 'woman of science'. She would become one of the best-known and most controversial ethnologists in history, and one of the first people to put Aboriginal culture on the map.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • very repetitive

    • By Bonnie on 04-17-10

    Regular price: $27.97

    • To Hell and Back

    • By: Susanna De Vries
    • Narrated by: Shane Nagle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    As a young soldier in the battlefields of Gallipolia, Sydney Loch witnessed the horror of war first-hand. On his return to Australia he detailed what he saw in his book The Straits Impregnable. Hoping to avoid military censorship his publishers dubbed Sydney's book a novel. But as the war ground on and the numbers of casualties grew the publisher inserted a note saying the story was factual.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Blue Ribbons, Bitter Bread

    • Joice Loch - Australia's most heroic woman
    • By: Susanna de Vries
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Joice Loch was an extraordinary Australian. She had the inspired courage that saved many hundreds of Jews and Poles in World War II, the compassion that made her a self-trained doctor to tens of thousands of refugees, the incredible grit that took her close to death in several theatres of war and the dedication to truth and justice that shone forth in her own books and a lifetime of astonishing heroism.

    Regular price: $29.84

    • Australian Heroines of World War One

    • By: Susanna de Vries
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of eight courageous women who had the courage and strength for which the Anzacs are renowned and the compassion and tenderness that only a woman can bring. One brave nursing sister, Hilda Samsing, became a whistle blower. Nursing aboard the hospital ship Gascon, outraged by the bungled evacuation of wounded Anzacs which was censored out of the press, she let her diary be shown in high places, which raised questions in the House of Commons.

    Regular price: $37.30