Landmark Women

A monthly event held by Museum Friends where prominent women talk about their lives, work and passions.

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Landmark women: Elizabeth Truswell

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.

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art, science

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Landmark women: Susie Beaver

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.

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art

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Landmark women: Julia Newton-Howes

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.

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culture, poverty, women

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Landmark women: Mary-Jane Mountain

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.

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anthropology, archaeology

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Landmark women: Kaarin Anstey

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.

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health ageing

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Landmark women: Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster OAM

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.

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art, museums, women

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Landmark women: Catherine Carter

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.

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architecture, place

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Landmark Women: Ruth Pearce

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.

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diplomacy, politics, women

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Landmark Women: Elizabeth Reid

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.

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women

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Landmark Women: Daryl Karp

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.

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media, museums, science

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Landmark Women: Louise Page

Louise Page

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.

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music

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Landmark Women: Catriona Jackson

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.

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desire, politics, science, women, work

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