Jessie Miller soared high against the backdrop of accepted sexism in her day. She was a daring pilot, lover and was proudly all her. A true trailblazer in every sense of the word.
Eddie Mabo is a man who has entered the Australian lexicon. However, aside from the popular references we quote, the concessions he won truly matter, and should never be forgotten.
The fact that Louisa Lawson is collectively known as Henry Lawson’s mum is an insult to the lasting many achievements of this great woman, as she started the path we proudly strut today.
This week has been a disheartening one for equality. But for inspiration, we should look to the past, to Don Dunstan, a man who saw inequality and refused to accept it.
William Cuffay might be a name lost to history, but the concessions he won speak volumes. A great social reformer in two countries, he was not bound to the circumstances of his birth.