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Fierce Girls

Jean Robertson and Kathleen Howell — the girls who drove into the history books


Jean Robertson learnt to drive almost as soon as her feet could touch the pedals — and then she taught her bestie Kathleen Howell to do the same.

The two friends mastered automobiles at a time that you weren't likely to see a woman behind the wheel. Once they'd nailed that, they crossed the whole of Australia by car and smashed land speed records.

Narrated by actor and Australian Survivor winner, Pia Miranda.

Extra narration by Peggy Webber.



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