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The Victorian Honour Roll of Women was established in 2001 to recognise the achievements of women from the Australian state of Victoria. The Honour Roll was established as part of the celebrations of Victoria's Centenary of Federation.


2017 winner Carrie Bickmore
2017 winner Lou Bennett
2017 winner Hana Assafiri
2014 winner Susan Alberti
2012 winner Walda Blow
2012 winner Elizabeth Austin
2010 winner Eleanor Bourke
2008 winner Geraldine Atkinson
2008 winner Jean Armstrong
2008 winner y separately published work icon Aboriginal Country Lisa Bellear , Jen Jewel Brown (editor), Nedlands : UWA Publishing , 2018 13858059 2018 selected work poetry

'Much of Lisa Bellear’s poetry is politics made eloquent. In Aboriginal Country many poems seem to spark with frustrated energy over Australia’s political crossed circuits regarding a treaty with our First Nations peoples – as promised by Prime Minister Hawke in 1988. Reading the title poem for the first time I was struck by its power. We are on Aboriginal Country in Australia. With subtle barbs she wakes us as to how the ‘ownership’ (via naming ‘rights’) of Australian public lands and monuments lauds absent white English royalty and ‘intrepid god fearing discoverers’. Yet in her closing lines the poet transforms this potential for bitterness into a moment of hushed respect for country.

– Jen Jewel Brown, Editor

'I am one of many Australians who never met Lisa Bellear, yet was shocked by her unexpected and tragic passing. These poems are her gift! In this collection the poems resonate her warrior spirit, and the spirit of Aboriginal Country, as was her wish.

– Ali Cobby Eckermann, Nunga poet and writer

'Lisa Bellear became a close friend when I studied and taught at Melbourne University from the mid-1990s. During that time she became renowned not only as a poet but also as a community photographer recording numerous events and people in the local Aboriginal community. Her sudden departure was a great shock to all who knew her, but she lives on in our memories because her poems and photographs are the powerful legacy she left us.

– Professor Gary Edward Foley, Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit, Victoria University' (Publication summary)

2005 winner Carolyn Briggs
2004 winner Helen Barnacle
2001 winner Helen Caldicott
2001 winner Ita Buttrose
2001 winner Vivian Bullwinkel
2001 winner Pamela Bone
2001 winner Nancy Bird-Walton
2001 winner Mary Ann Bin-Sallik
2001 winner M. M. Bennett
2001 winner Faith Bandler
2001 winner Tilly Aston
2001 winner Robyn Archer
2001 winner Maybanke Anderson