A woman of courage, intellectual force and determination, she faced an uphill battle in Australian politics
Vida Goldstein, born in the Victorian city of Portland in 1869, was the first woman in the western world to stand for a national parliament. If that was all she stood for, her name would simply be the answer to a pub quiz question. But Vida was one of Australia’s foremost women of courage and principle. All her life she fought for women’s equality – and her battles resonate to this day.