Congratulations to Jane Carey on the publication of Taking to the Field: A History of Australian Women in Science (Monash University Publishing, 2023).
If asked to name an Australian woman scientist from the past, very few could. Let’s change that.
Taking to the Field is the first comprehensive history of Australian women in science from the colonial period to contemporary times. This untold story shows that women have played a greater role in Australian science than is commonly recognised. This is not a straightforward tale of progress or a simple celebration of unsung heroines.