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Christine Milne

Christine Milne was born in Latrobe, northern Tasmania in 1953.  She and her sister grew up on the family dairy farm in the highly productive agricultural district of Wesley Vale.  Christine’s mother returned to teaching when she was 5 years … Continue reading

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Mary Draper

Mary Draper was the oldest in a family of 9 children. She born in 1945 in Sydney but grew up in Brisbane. She describes her mother as a committed, serious, intelligent and intellectual Catholic. Her father was a teacher in … Continue reading

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Anne McKenzie

As a child, Anne McKenzie was strongly influenced by her grandparents who were active members of the local community.   Anne left school at an early age, and is the mother of four children, one of whom was born with a … Continue reading

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Louise Sylvan

Louise Sylvan was born and raised in Canada – in a small prairie town near Edmonton, the capital of Alberta.  She had two brothers, and was the youngest in the family.  Her mother and grandmother provided strong female role models … Continue reading

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Aila Keto

Aila Keto was born near Tully, North Queensland, in 1943.  At that time Tully was quite a multicultural town, being a centre where many immigrants settled to find work. Aila’s parents were both Finnish, and they were members of a … Continue reading

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Linda Selvey

Linda was born in 1960 in Johannesburg South Africa, and moved to Australia when she was 4.  Her parents are both doctors, and Linda was the middle child of 3.  Linda and her siblings were raised as atheists, and Linda … Continue reading

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Penny Wright

Penny Wright was born in 1961 at Red Cliffs, a country town in Victoria. Penny’s family was Protestant (Methodist/Presbyterian) and she went to Sunday school and church until she was 14.  Penny believes she gained many of her values from her … Continue reading

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