- Ayor Makur Chuot is elected to be Australia’s first South Sudanese MP
- Nyadol Nyuon becomes the first African Australian woman to be appointed the chairperson of a national multicultural peak body in Australia
- June Oscar AO becomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
- Women’s March
- Fiona Simson elected first female president of National Farmers Federation
Category Archives: Sport & Adventure
On 26 April 2010, after completing an epic 55-day, 780-km journey from Ward Hut Island, the most northern tip of Canada, to the North Pole, Linda became the first Australian woman to trek to the pole and the first female … Continue reading
Cheryl Bart and Nikki Bart became the first mother and daughter team to reach the summit of Mount Everest. They have also climbed the highest peaks on seven continents.
A paralympian presents at the closing ceremony of the United International Year of Sport and Physical Education
Katrina Webb (pictured second from right in back row) was one of four international athletes to take part at the closing ceremony of the United International Year of Sport and Physical Education.
The Australian Opals became Australia’s first national senior basketball team to win a world championship gold medal.
In January 2000, two female graduates of the University of New South Wales, Jessica Dempsey and Jill Rathbourne, became the first female Australian scientists to work at the South Pole.
Louise Sauvage became the first Paralympian to be named Australian Athlete of the Year.
The Hockeyroos became the most successful side in the history of women’s hockey after winning their eighth consecutive major title.
At the 1990 Commonwealth Games held in Auckland, New Zealand, Cathy Freeman won a gold medal as part of the 4 x 100 metres relay team. With this medal win, she became the first female Australian Aboriginal to win a … Continue reading
The Paris Olympic Games of 1900 was the first time women were able to compete in the Olympics, although Australia sent no female representatives. Between 1900 and 1912 the International Olympic Committee progressively added in more sports for women to … Continue reading