Category Archives: Women leaders in the environment movement

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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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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Ilana Eldridge

Ilana was born in Perth in 1965, and has 2 older brothers and a younger half brother.  Ilana only met her birth father when she was 18, as her parents separated when she was very young, and her mother married … Continue reading

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Janet Rice

Janet was born in 1960 in Altona, Victoria, and has always lived and worked in Victoria.  She is the middle child of 5 – 3 sisters and a brother – and the children were brought up as Anglican, with Janet … Continue reading

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Karen Alexander

Karen was born in Melbourne in 1948 and has a younger brother. Karen’s parents were agnostic – they struggled with being brought up with rigid religious backgrounds that they broke away from – Mennonite in the case of her mother … Continue reading

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