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Patrons of the Wom­en’s Muse­um of Australia

Dame Quentin Bryce, Patron of the Wom­en’s Muse­um of Aus­tralia, speak­ing at the Muse­um’s 2015 Inter­na­tion­al Wom­en’s Day Open Day.

Dame Quentin Bryce is the Patron of the Wom­en’s Muse­um of Aus­tralia. Dame Quentin is a pio­neer in con­tem­po­rary Aus­tralian soci­ety. She stud­ied law and arts and was one of the first women to be admit­ted to the Queens­land Bar in 1965. She was a lec­tur­er and tutor in law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Queens­land (19681983), becom­ing the first woman to be appoint­ed to the fac­ul­ty; Con­venor of the Nation­al Women’s Advi­so­ry Coun­cil (19821984); the first Direc­tor of the Queens­land Women’s Infor­ma­tion Ser­vice (19841987); the Queens­land Direc­tor of the Human Rights and Equal Oppor­tu­ni­ty Com­mis­sion (19871988); the Fed­er­al Sex Dis­crim­i­na­tion Com­mis­sion­er (19881993); the found­ing Chair and Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of the Nation­al Child­care Accred­i­ta­tion Coun­cil (19931996); the Prin­ci­pal and Chief Exec­u­tive of The Women’s Col­lege, Uni­ver­si­ty of Syd­ney (19972003); and Gov­er­nor of Queens­land (20032008), before being sworn in as Gov­er­nor-Gen­er­al of Aus­tralia. She is also the moth­er of five chil­dren. Dame Quentin Bryce fea­tures on our Sig­na­ture Quilt and in our per­ma­nent exhi­bi­tion Ordi­nary Women, Extra­or­di­nary Lives: First in their Field.

Dame Quentin Bryce was our hon­oured guest for our 2015 Inter­na­tion­al Women’s Day Open Day. Infor­ma­tion on our week­end of events cel­e­brat­ing Inter­na­tion­al Women’s Day 2015 can be found below.


NPWHF Co-Patron Gaby Ken­nard at our Inter­na­tion­al Wom­en’s Day Open Day, 2014.

Our Co-Patron is Gaby Ken­nard. In 1989, Gaby became the first Aus­tralian woman to fly solo around the world, a jour­ney which took 99 days. The sto­ry of this jour­ney is told in her book Solo Woman: Gaby Kennard’s World Flight and in the doc­u­men­tary Gaby Ken­nard Solo Woman. Gaby fea­tures in our per­ma­nent exhi­bi­tion Ordi­nary Women, Extra­or­di­nary Lives: First in their Field. She was our hon­oured guest for our 2014 Inter­na­tion­al Women’s Day Open Day.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on Gaby Ken­nard can be found onhttps://australianmuseum.net.a…