Sheilas: Badass Women of Australian History

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Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited, Feb 22, 2022 - Australia - 208 pages
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"Its been said that well-behaved women seldom make history, but the handful of white boys who wrote our history books conveniently left most of them out. Whoops! To rectify this situation, Eliza Reilly is setting out to revive the forgotten stories of the badass sheilas of Australian history. Chain yourself to pub counters with the determined Merle Thornton, fight for Indigenous rights alongside Faith Bandler, and lure forlorn sailors with swimmer-slash-mermaid Annette Kellerman. Deceive cranky soldiers with bushranger Mary Ann Bugg, infiltrate Nazi perimeters on the back of Nancy Wakes bike - and much, much more. Cracking with satirical wit and whole-hearted admiration, Sheilas is a cheeky, funny, inspirational celebration of the tough-titted ladies who hiked up their petticoats and fly-kicked down the doors of opportunity for modern Australia."--Publisher information

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“The Sheilas in these pages are celebrated for the chaos and brilliance they bring, and they deserve to be spun into legend. They have helped me find out who I really am, and I think reading about ... Read full review

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About the author (2022)

Eliza Reilly is a writer, director and performer.In 2018 Eliza co-created the comedy web series SHEILAS with her sister Hannah. Previous to this Eliza wrote, directed and performed in ABC1's GROWING UP GRACEFULLY featuring sketches that have been viewed more than 15 million times on the ABC Facebook page.Eliza co-hosted GIRLS GONE MILD on FBI in Sydney for 5 years and her writing has been featured on ABC's Radio National, Syd Comedy Festival, Sydney Writers Festival and ABC TV's THE CHECKOUT. In 2018, Eliza and Hannah staged their original production of YARRAMADOON, a musical/comedy which sold out Belvoir Downstairs.

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