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Fierce Girls

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Fierce Girls
Fierce Girls

Fierce Girls

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From skaters to singers, mountaineers to Mars mission-leaders. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies. Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently. Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit. Girls who stand-up and say, "watch out world, here I come!". Do you know what they are? They're FIERCE. These are their stories. Join the amazing Amy Shark, Julie Bishop, Yael Stone and more as they tell the inspiring tales of some of Australia's most extraordinary women.

Latest Episodes

Dr Abigail Allwood — the girl who looks for life on Mars

Abigail Allwood never thought she'd be a scientist. In fact, she was terrible at science when she was at school. Now, she is searching for life on Mars! She’s the boss of a whole team of NASA scientists who are sending a robot she designed into space. How did she do it? Turns out there’s a universe of possibilities out there ... as long as you reach for the stars. Narrated by Australia’s first female foreign minister Julie Bishop

14 MIN5 d ago
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Dr Abigail Allwood — the girl who looks for life on Mars

Dame Nellie Melba — the girl who became the world’s most famous singer

Nellie's singing and humming around the house used to drive her dad crazy. But she always wanted to be a professional performer. She sailed to Europe to chase her dream and became the greatest opera singer in the world. She demanded to be paid exactly what a world-famous opera singer was worth — lots — and raised enormous amounts of money for charity. Narrated by singer-songwriter Dami Im.

18 MIN1 w ago
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Dame Nellie Melba — the girl who became the world’s most famous singer

Mary MacKillop — the girl who became a saint

Mary MacKillop is Australia's first saint. She had a dream to educate poor kids and she fiercely stood up against powerful priests for what she thought was right. Narrated by star of Little Lunch and Home and Away actor Olivia Deeble.

12 MIN2 w ago
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Mary MacKillop — the girl who became a saint

Alyssa Azar — the girl who climbed the world’s highest mountains

When Alyssa Azar was eight-years-old, she decided she wanted to climb Mt Everest. She trained for years and years, through wind, cold, rain, and snow. And finally, at 19-years-old, she was ready. She faced an avalanche, an earthquake, and the world’s most dangerous place — the "death zone". But still, Alyssa didn’t let anything stop her in her quest to be on top of the world. Narrated by gold-medal winning Paralympic swimmer, Ellie Cole.

14 MIN3 w ago
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Alyssa Azar — the girl who climbed the world’s highest mountains

Mary Ann Bugg — the girl who became a fierce bushranger

Mary Ann Bugg was an Aboriginal woman who became a savvy bushranger and accomplice to Captain Thunderbolt. Mary Ann was the bushranger's spy, riding ahead into towns to check for police. She used her bush skills to gather and hunt food for the group of bushrangers she rode with. Mary Ann used her first-class education and stunning beauty to fool the troopers and avoid being caught. Narrated by singer-songwriter Thelma Plum.

13 MINOCT 17
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Mary Ann Bugg — the girl who became a fierce bushranger

Tayla Harris — the girl who kicked goals against internet trolls

As a young girl, Tayla Harris was the only girl on the football field. It didn't stop her though, she kicked butt and fought hard for her place. Now, she's a star AFLW player and a champion boxer. But her most important fight of all was against internet trolls. When Tayla was bullied savagely online for doing her job, she took a brave stand — one that will go down in history. Narrated by musician and singer, Amy Shark.

14 MINOCT 10
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Tayla Harris — the girl who kicked goals against internet trolls

Sabre Norris — the girl who shreds waves and skate parks

Sabre Norris was just nine years old when she landed a skateboard trick no other Australian girl had ever done — the 540. She's not just a fierce skateboarder though — Sabre is also a brilliant surfer. She's refusing to let ill health stand in her way of being the best in the world — so keep your eye out for her in the skateboarding at the 2020 Olympics! Narrated by actor Claudia Karvan.

18 MINSEP 20
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Sabre Norris — the girl who shreds waves and skate parks

Introducing — Fierce Girls series four

What do rad surfer and skater, Sabre Norris, world-famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba and star AFL player Tayla Harris have in common? They're FIERCE! And their stories are going to be told in a brand-new series of Fierce Girls. Fierce Girls tells the stories of extraordinary Australian women read by other fierce ones like actors Yael Stone and Claudia Karvan, singer Amy Shark and Australia's first-ever female Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce. Subscribe now to hear new Fierce Girls from September 20.

3 MINSEP 12
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Introducing — Fierce Girls series four

Turia Pitt – the girl who had everything to live for

Turia Pitt was running a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in the outback when she was caught in a bushfire. Turia was really badly burnt, spent months in hospital, and was told she would never run again. But she was determined to prove the doctors wrong, because Turia knew that she could do anything if she just believed in herself. Written and narrated by thirteen-year-old Donna Peari.

7 MINAPR 4
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Turia Pitt – the girl who had everything to live for

Molly Kelly – the girl who followed the rabbit-proof fence home

Molly Kelly had a white father and an Aboriginal Mother and was just a young girl when she was taken from her home. She was stolen from her family and taken to a settlement where white people hoped to stamp out her Aboriginality. But Molly escaped and walked one thousand miles home to her family, using a rabbit-proof fence as her guide. Written and narrated by twelve-year-old Ruby Macheda. If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, we want to let you know that this episode contains the name of people who have died.

7 MINMAR 28
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Molly Kelly – the girl who followed the rabbit-proof fence home

Latest Episodes

Dr Abigail Allwood — the girl who looks for life on Mars

Abigail Allwood never thought she'd be a scientist. In fact, she was terrible at science when she was at school. Now, she is searching for life on Mars! She’s the boss of a whole team of NASA scientists who are sending a robot she designed into space. How did she do it? Turns out there’s a universe of possibilities out there ... as long as you reach for the stars. Narrated by Australia’s first female foreign minister Julie Bishop

14 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Dr Abigail Allwood — the girl who looks for life on Mars

Dame Nellie Melba — the girl who became the world’s most famous singer

Nellie's singing and humming around the house used to drive her dad crazy. But she always wanted to be a professional performer. She sailed to Europe to chase her dream and became the greatest opera singer in the world. She demanded to be paid exactly what a world-famous opera singer was worth — lots — and raised enormous amounts of money for charity. Narrated by singer-songwriter Dami Im.

18 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Dame Nellie Melba — the girl who became the world’s most famous singer

Mary MacKillop — the girl who became a saint

Mary MacKillop is Australia's first saint. She had a dream to educate poor kids and she fiercely stood up against powerful priests for what she thought was right. Narrated by star of Little Lunch and Home and Away actor Olivia Deeble.

12 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Mary MacKillop — the girl who became a saint

Alyssa Azar — the girl who climbed the world’s highest mountains

When Alyssa Azar was eight-years-old, she decided she wanted to climb Mt Everest. She trained for years and years, through wind, cold, rain, and snow. And finally, at 19-years-old, she was ready. She faced an avalanche, an earthquake, and the world’s most dangerous place — the "death zone". But still, Alyssa didn’t let anything stop her in her quest to be on top of the world. Narrated by gold-medal winning Paralympic swimmer, Ellie Cole.

14 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Alyssa Azar — the girl who climbed the world’s highest mountains

Mary Ann Bugg — the girl who became a fierce bushranger

Mary Ann Bugg was an Aboriginal woman who became a savvy bushranger and accomplice to Captain Thunderbolt. Mary Ann was the bushranger's spy, riding ahead into towns to check for police. She used her bush skills to gather and hunt food for the group of bushrangers she rode with. Mary Ann used her first-class education and stunning beauty to fool the troopers and avoid being caught. Narrated by singer-songwriter Thelma Plum.

13 MINOCT 17
Comments
Mary Ann Bugg — the girl who became a fierce bushranger

Tayla Harris — the girl who kicked goals against internet trolls

As a young girl, Tayla Harris was the only girl on the football field. It didn't stop her though, she kicked butt and fought hard for her place. Now, she's a star AFLW player and a champion boxer. But her most important fight of all was against internet trolls. When Tayla was bullied savagely online for doing her job, she took a brave stand — one that will go down in history. Narrated by musician and singer, Amy Shark.

14 MINOCT 10
Comments
Tayla Harris — the girl who kicked goals against internet trolls

Sabre Norris — the girl who shreds waves and skate parks

Sabre Norris was just nine years old when she landed a skateboard trick no other Australian girl had ever done — the 540. She's not just a fierce skateboarder though — Sabre is also a brilliant surfer. She's refusing to let ill health stand in her way of being the best in the world — so keep your eye out for her in the skateboarding at the 2020 Olympics! Narrated by actor Claudia Karvan.

18 MINSEP 20
Comments
Sabre Norris — the girl who shreds waves and skate parks

Introducing — Fierce Girls series four

What do rad surfer and skater, Sabre Norris, world-famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba and star AFL player Tayla Harris have in common? They're FIERCE! And their stories are going to be told in a brand-new series of Fierce Girls. Fierce Girls tells the stories of extraordinary Australian women read by other fierce ones like actors Yael Stone and Claudia Karvan, singer Amy Shark and Australia's first-ever female Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce. Subscribe now to hear new Fierce Girls from September 20.

3 MINSEP 12
Comments
Introducing — Fierce Girls series four

Turia Pitt – the girl who had everything to live for

Turia Pitt was running a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in the outback when she was caught in a bushfire. Turia was really badly burnt, spent months in hospital, and was told she would never run again. But she was determined to prove the doctors wrong, because Turia knew that she could do anything if she just believed in herself. Written and narrated by thirteen-year-old Donna Peari.

7 MINAPR 4
Comments
Turia Pitt – the girl who had everything to live for

Molly Kelly – the girl who followed the rabbit-proof fence home

Molly Kelly had a white father and an Aboriginal Mother and was just a young girl when she was taken from her home. She was stolen from her family and taken to a settlement where white people hoped to stamp out her Aboriginality. But Molly escaped and walked one thousand miles home to her family, using a rabbit-proof fence as her guide. Written and narrated by twelve-year-old Ruby Macheda. If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, we want to let you know that this episode contains the name of people who have died.

7 MINMAR 28
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Molly Kelly – the girl who followed the rabbit-proof fence home
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