6 episodes

Delve into the lives of five Queensland women who’ve challenged the status quo and inspired change. There’s no dry historical facts or yawn-worthy monologues; we’re getting wild. Join our host Holly Zwalf as she enters the world of some of the greatest Queensland women you’ve never heard of.

Dangerous Women State Library of Queensland

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Delve into the lives of five Queensland women who’ve challenged the status quo and inspired change. There’s no dry historical facts or yawn-worthy monologues; we’re getting wild. Join our host Holly Zwalf as she enters the world of some of the greatest Queensland women you’ve never heard of.

    Dangerous Women trailer

    Dangerous Women trailer

    Delve into the lives of five Queensland women who’ve challenged the status quo and inspired change. There’s no dry historical facts or yawn-worthy monologues; we’re getting wild. Join our host Holly Zwalf as she enters the world of some of the greatest Queensland women you’ve never heard of.

    • 1 min
    Episode 5: Debbie Kilroy OAM

    Episode 5: Debbie Kilroy OAM

    Debbie Kilroy is a force to be reckoned with. She’s a wife, mother, grandmother, CEO, criminal lawyer and one of Australia’s leading advocates for protecting the human rights of women and children through decarceration. In our final episode Holly visits Debbie at Sisters Inside Inc.

    • 45 min
    Episode 4: Reverend Dr Josephine Inkpin

    Episode 4: Reverend Dr Josephine Inkpin

    Academic, prolific blogger, activist and Australia’s first transgender priest. Is Rev Dr Jo Inkpin as controversial as she might sound? Holly spends an afternoon talking with Jo and Penny, her wife of 35 years, at the intersection of gender, faith, religion and identity.

    • 46 min
    Episode 3: Dr Lilian Cooper

    Episode 3: Dr Lilian Cooper

    Being the first woman to be registered as a doctor in Queensland is just one of Dr Lilian Cooper’s many achievements. Holly talks to Lilian expert and playwright Katy Forde about the life of Lilian and her equally impressive partner Josephine Bedford, and how these two women changed Brisbane forever.

    • 47 min
    Episode 2: Ivy May Hassard

    Episode 2: Ivy May Hassard

    Ivy Hassard embraced life whether it was on the ground or in the skies. A pioneering aviatrix, Ivy also opened the first frock shop and beauty salon on the Gold Coast. Ivy's daughter Laurene welcomes Holly into the elegant world of her high flying, fearless mother and the glitz and glam of the Gold Coast in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

    • 41 min
    Episode 1: Keelen Mailman OAM

    Episode 1: Keelen Mailman OAM

    Travel to Goorathuntha/Mt Tabor Station in Western Queensland to see if Holly can keep up with Keelen Mailman, a Bidjara woman managing a 70,000 hectare cattle station on country.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

MsNicolaMarie ,

Great podcast!

What an informative and entertaining podcast. Learnt so much about inspiring Queensland women. Highly recommend

StarLord70 ,

Enlightening

Highly recommended listening. Josephine Inkpin’s episode definitely challenged a lot of my preconceptions.

carl_eh ,

Strong women doing awesome things

Loved it! Great stories of five exceptional women that I’d love to sit down with to hear more. Great job State Library for uncovering. More please!

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