Right, you can look at a post I wrote back in 2007 about some iconic Victorian women, and it is not too bad. I stand by my selection made 11 years ago. Former State Premier Joan Kirner has since died, as has Rupert Murdoch's mother Dame Elizabeth and I think
Or you could read this really good blog post by The State Library of Victoria featuring some high achieving Australian women from the 19th and 20th centuries. It is not too long to skim through and I think at least one of the women will interest you.