For International Women's Day 2018 we celebrate firsts for females in Australia from our Television News and Current Affairs Program (Newscaf), which is 30 years old this year.
We've selected three news stories about significant moments of recognition for women in the political, sporting, cultural and religious spheres.
We start with world first that we celebrated 30 years ago in 1988.
Sailor Kay Cottee was the first woman to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world. Her courageous journey - the culmination of a childhood dream - took her 189 days.
Once back on land, Cottee was named Australian of the Year for 1988. In this clip from Seven Nightly News, we see her receiving her award from Prime Minister Bob Hawke.