Female Firsts

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1997 - Madeleine St John becomes the first Australian woman to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction (for her novel 'The Essence of the Thing').

1997 - Madeleine St John becomes the first Australian woman to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction (for her novel 'The Essence of the Thing'). Photo: SUPPLIED ZZZ

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