Portrait of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, c. 1500, by Gentile Bellini.
One of the most significant woman of Venice’s golden age, Cornaro was an important figure in Renaissance politics, diplomacy and arts.
The family of Hop Lin Jong (who is pictured on the far left) at the wedding of her daughter, Ruby (third from right) in 1924. Ruby was murdered by her husband the following year.
Hop Lin Jong's arrival in Western Australia in 1901 was remarkable only because she was Chinese. Her life might have passed in obscurity if not for the murder of her daughter in 1925.
Part of the 2.5 metre dolls’ house created by Petronella Oortman in 17th century Amsterdam.
A 2.5 metre dolls' house reveals the hopes and dreams of Petronella Oortman, a 17th-century Dutch woman.
A plaque on a house in St Petersburg that says: ‘Here the writer Lydia Korneievna Chukovskaya wrote Sophia Petrovna, a story about the Great Terror 1936-1938’.
Persecuted by Stalin, writers Lydia Chukovskaya and Anna Akhmatova endured threats, cold and starvation. And in an epic feat, Lydia memorised the poems of her friend that were too dangerous to commit to paper.
Théroigne de Mericourt, engraving after a painting by Auguste Raffet in 1817.
This frail and often hated woman became a passionate advocate of a woman's place in a democratic society before a tragic episode broke her.
Elsie Masson outside Government House, Darwin.
Wayne Collection, Copyright Pitt Rivers Museum.
One of the 'first white women' to travel in the Northern Territory, Elsie Masson's attitudes to the Aboriginal people she met expressed the contradictions of racial thought at this time.