TLF ID R9536
This is an edited sound recording of Joan Kirner (1938-) reflecting on being the first female premier of Victoria. She tells how she believed she could be an effective leader despite taking on the position at a time when Victoria was undergoing severe economic difficulties, and without any real role model to follow. Kirner also describes how she dealt with lampooning by Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper. The recording was made in July 2008.