History Judged Them

The Knight of Swords rides confidently and swiftly into battle. He/She is fierce and sure of what he/she wants. She will stop at nothing to get it.

Once the knight sets forth towards his goals, there is absolutely no stopping him. He doesn’t see – and he doesn’t care – about any upcoming challenges.

When we are thoroughly obsessed by a certain idea and strongly wish to manifest it, we are oftentimes so blinded by the actual desire for its fulfillment that we fail to note the difficulties which we may come across, or the actions and consequences that it could bring.

Once the knight sets forth towards his goals, there is absolutely no stopping him. He doesn’t see – and he doesn’t care – about any upcoming challenges. He is filled with sheer ambition, strength and determination to succeed with his quest no matter what. However, this determination could also blind him to see the potential consequences of his actions on others as he makes his way to success. He may charge forth into a very dangerous territory without preparation or actual foresight, and this could lead him to great danger.

Read the gossip magazines and you will be left in no date that these women may not have anticipated the difficulties they would face or the consequences of their determined actions. Painted as a sexually promiscuous, scarlet woman, Wallis Simpson is possibly the most vilified woman in history and there can be no doubt that d’Alpuget and Morosis would never have anticipated just how salacious reports on their relationships would become. Sadly their achievements have never received such attention.

Blance d’Alpuget

Blanche d’Alpuget is an Australian novelist and biographer. Nationality: Australian. Born: Sydney, 1944. Education: Sydney Church of England Girls’ Grammar School. Career: Journalist, president of the Australian Capital Territory branch of the Oral History Association of Australia. Awards: PEN Sydney Centre Golden Jubilee award for literature, 1981; Age Book of the Year award, 1981, for Turtle Beach; South Australian Government award for literature, 1982; New South Wales Premier’s award for non-fiction, 1983, for Robert J. Hawke.Member: Women’s Electoral Body; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; Australian Labor Party; Oral History Association of Australia; Australian Society of Authors.

Junie Morosi

Junie Morosi dismissed a government (well kind of). She said she moved to Canberra to “hopefully make a contribution”. But things didn’t go to plan. Junie became one of the most talked about talked about women in Australia. This was due to her relationship with Jim Cairns, Deputy Prime Minister in the Whitlam Labor government. Junie’s appointment as Cairns’s principal private secretary, and their relationship, became known as the ‘Morosi Affair’.

The media coverage contributed to the fall of the Whitlam government. But there is much more to Junie than the Morosi Affair. Her dedication to policy improved Australian women’s lives. Junie believes “progress is brought about by difference”, and difference was definitely her strength.