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A monthly event held by Museum Friends where prominent women talk about their lives, work and passions.
Dr Jennifer Gall, musicologist, National Film and Sound Archive
Landmark Women, 17 July 2015
Jennifer describes the rich musical history of Mugga Mugga Homestead, Lanyon Homestead and Calthorpe’s House in the Canberra, and demonstrates works from different eras on her violin.
Marion Le AM, human rights advocate and lawyer
Landmark Women, 19 June 2015
Marion talks about growing up in New Zealand, her passion for teaching and multiculturalism and her continuing work with migrants and refugees.
Amanda Whitley, founder and director of the HerCanberra website
Landmark Women, 15 May 2015
Amanda talks about the importance of family, and her ‘winding career path’ – from running a citrus marketing lobby group – to moderating the Mamamia website and setting up the HerCanberra website.
Felicity Packard, screenwriter and lecturer, University of Canberra
Landmark Women, 17 April 2015
Felicity talks about her personal journey producing the Anzac Girls television series and the many unknown great deeds of women in the Great War.
Heather Reid, chief executive officer of the ACT Football Federation and Canberra United Football Club
Landmark Women, 20 March 2015
Heather talks about the evolution of women’s involvement in soccer, her childhood in the Snowy Mountains and almost 40 years working in sports administration.
Julie Nichols and Rachel Evangelou, Handmade Canberra
Landmark Women, 20 February 2015
Handmade Canberra founders Julie Nichols and Rachel Evangelou discuss their creative passions and the business and markets they inspired.
Michelle Hetherington, Senior Curator, National Museum of Australia
Landmark Women, 21 November 2014
Curator Michelle Hetherington discusses her life and her work researching and developing major exhibitions for the National Library of Australia and National Museum of Australia.
Dr Sue Packer AM, Child at Risk Assessment Unit, Canberra Hospital
Landmark Women, 17 October 2014
Paediatrician Sue Packer talks about her work to improve the lives of children and her role chairing the Mr Fluffy asbestos expert reference group.
Alex Sloan, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Landmark Women, 26 September 2014
Popular 666 ABC radio host Alex Sloan reflects on growing up in the country, her work at the national broadcaster and her life in the Canberra region.
Dr Elizabeth Truswell, visiting fellow at the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
Landmark Women, 15 August 2014
Geologist Dr Truswell has combined her love of botany and geology with the study of palynology (the study of fossil and living pollen grains and plant spores). Her interest in deep-sea drilling has helped to create art works which have been exhibited in Canberra.
Susie Beaver, owner, Beaver Galleries
Landmark Women, 18 July 2014
Susie Beaver has worked in the arts with various community organisations across the country. Susie and her husband Martin run Beaver Galleries, Canberra’s largest commercial gallery, tirelessly promoting contemporary Australian artists.
Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM, Chief Executive Officer, CARE Australia
Landmark Women, 27 June 2014
Julia discusses her life and work around themes of poverty, aid and development, gender equality and women’s empowerment, and her pursuit of data and evidence as a trained scientist.
Dr Mary-Jane Mountain, retired archaeologist
Landmark Women, 16 May 2014
Mary-Jane talks about her 57 years as an archaeologist covering her experiences both teaching at universities in the United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and Australia and conducting fieldwork while completing her PhD in a remote PNG village.
Kaarin Anstey, Director, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing
Landmark Women, 11 April 2014
Kaarin talks about her research into ageing and the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia, and how personal experience influenced her career.
Carolyn Forster OAM, Museum Friend and fundraiser
Landmark Women, 28 March 2014
Carolyn Forster talks about her work in the Federal Parliament, and with organisations the Children’s Medical Research Institute, ACT Heritage Festival and Friends of the National Museum of Australia.
Catherine Carter, ACT Executive Director, Property Council of Australia
Landmark Women, 14 February 2014
Catherine talks about running the ACT Property Council’s operations, policy development and public affairs, and working with people from bureaucrats to builders in a male dominated industry.
Ruth Pearce, former Australian diplomat
Landmark Women, 15 November 2013
Ruth speaks about her diverse and challenging international life as an Australian diplomat that included postings as Australian ambassador to the Solomon Islands, Russia along with accreditation to 12 former Soviet republics, the Philippines and Poland.
Elizabeth Reid AO, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
Landmark Women, 18 October 2013
Elizabeth is a development practitioner, feminist and academic with a distinguished career in national and international public service and was appointed the world’s first advisor on women’s affairs by the Labor Government of Gough Whitlam in 1973.
Daryl Karp, Director, Museum of Australian Democracy (MOAD)
Landmark Women, 27 September 2013
Daryl is an internationally recognised, award-winning executive with a passion for science media. In addition to her role as director of MOAD, she is director of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia and the Children’s Television Foundation.
Louise Page, soprano
Landmark Women, 16 August 2013
Soprano Louise Page, one of Australia’s most highly regarded singers, talks about her work in opera, cabaret, recitals and broadcasts, as well as bringing up her family in Canberra.
Catriona Jackson, Science and Technology Australia
Landmark Women, 19 July 2013
Science and Technology Australia chief executive officer Catriona Jackson speaks about her career in politics, public affairs, tertiary education and journalism, in this Friends of the National Museum series.