Women's Museum of Australia Research Library

You’ll be amazed at the sto­ries we hold…

The Wom­en’s Muse­um of Aus­tralia has a ref­er­ence library of books, videos and audio cas­settes relat­ing to Aus­tralian wom­en’s history. 

We wel­come research projects and encour­age research proposals.

For access, please con­tact the cura­tor at curator@​pioneerwomen.​com.​au for an appointment.

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  • Colonial Voices : Letters, Diaries, Journalism And Other Accounts Of Nineteenth-Century Australia (1989)

    Author: Elizabeth Webby (Ed)

    Published: in 1989 by University of Queensland Press

    Dewey No.: 828.08

    Subject: AUSTRALIA. 1788-1900. Collections. Non-Indigenous. Autobiographies. Non fiction. Literature and stories. Fiction. Life writing. Colonisation. Settlement and contacts - Explorers. European. Settlement and contacts. Settlers. Race relations - Attitudes. Race relations. Representation. Travel. Australian prose literature -- 19th century. History. Sources. Social life and customs. Description and travel. Australia. Social conditions

    Format: Book

  • Colours of My Life: The Judith Durham Story (1998)

    Author: Graham Simpson

    Published: in 1998 by Random House

    Subject: Judith Durham,1940 - ;Singers, Australia, Biography

  • Colours of This Land (1988)

    Author: Members, Fellowship of Australian Writers (NT)

    Published: in 1988 by Fellowship Aust Writers NT Section

    Dewey No.: 820.800

    Subject: australian authors; writers/Authors

    Format: Book

  • Come in Doctor: A Country Practice Revisited (1990)

    Author: Leslie Poidevin

    Published: in 1990 by Leslie Poidevin

    Dewey No.: 378 159

    Subject: A doctor's account of a country practice, Medical

    Format: Book

  • Complete Taste Of Life (1993)

    Author: Julie Stafford's

    Published: in 1993 by RD Press

    Subject: Cookery (Natural Foods); Cookery

    Format: Book

  • Connellan Airways: Outback Airline (50)

    Author: Peter Donovon

    Published: in 50 by Chris Connellan

    Dewey No.: 387.70659429

    Subject: Outback Airline, Aviaton

    Format: Book

  • Contemporary Australian Women 1996/97 (1996)

    Author: Nicolas Brasch (ed)

    Published: in 1996 by Reed Reference Australia

    Dewey No.: 305.420

    Subject: Australia; Women; Biography; Dictionaries; Biographies; Professional employees

    Format: Book

  • Contemporary Feminist Thought (1984)

    Author: Hester Einsenstein

    Published: in 1984 by George Allan & Unwin

    Dewey No.: 305.420

    Subject: Patriarchal Power Structure, Sex Roles, the Universal Oppression of Women, Rape, Consciousness-Raising, the Personal as Political, Lesbianism , Androgyny and the Psychology of Women, The Cultural Meaning of Mothering, Gender Identity, The Critique of Masculinity

    Format: Book

  • Convict Maids: The Forced Migration of Women to Australia (1996 ( first published ))

    Author: Deborah Oxley

    Published: in 1996 ( first published ) by Cambridge University Press

    Dewey No.: 994.008

    Subject: Convict labour. Prisoners. Transportation. 19th century. Female offenders. Forced migration. Labor supply. Australia. History. 1788-1851. Penal colonies

    Format: Book

  • Convict Women (1998)

    Author: Kay Daniels

    Published: in 1998 by Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd

    Dewey No.: 364 3740994

    Subject: Social aspects & conditions -women convicts; Convicts

    Format: Book

  • Corn Beef and Damper: Lives of the Yulgilbar Selectors (1983)

    Author: Isabel Wilkinson

    Published: in 1983 by I. Wilkinson

    Dewey No.: 994.43

    Subject: Ogilvie, Edward. Ogilvie, Fred. Pundoon. Frontier and pioneer life. South Wales. Biographies. Non-Indigenous. Settlement and contacts. Colonisation 1788-1850. Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1851. Settlers. Race relations. Violent. Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. 1901. Occupations. Pastoral industry workers. Clarence River Region (N.S.W.) -- History. New England (N.S.W.) -- History. Yulgilbar Station. Northern Rivers Region. Clarence River. Tabulam. Copmanhurst. Lionsville. Grafton. History. Yulgilbar (N.S.W.). Biography. 19th century.

    Format: Book

  • Cottage Style in Australia: Practical Guide to Achieving a Timeless Country Look (1996)

    Author: Peter Cuffley

    Published: in 1996 by Five Mile Press

    Subject: Cottages, Australia, History, Architecture

    Format: Book

  • Counting For Nothing : What Men Value & What Women Are Worth. (1988)

    Author: Marilyn Waring

    Published: in 1988 by Allen &​ Unwin : Port Nicholson Press

    Dewey No.: 305.42

    Subject: Sex discrimination in national income accounting. National income. Accounting. Economic conditions. Sex discrimination against women. Women Employment. Economics. Women's employment. Employment discrimination. Statistics

    Format: Book

  • Country Women and the Colour Bar: Grassroots Activism and the Country Women's Association (2015)

    Author: Jennifer Jones

    Published: in 2015 by Aboriginal Studies Press

    Dewey No.: 305.488

    Subject: CWA, History, Aborigines, Social conditions, civil rights, race relations

    Format: Book

  • Country Women: History of the First Seventy Five Years (1996)

    Author: Muriel Pagliano A. M.

    Published: in 1996 by Queensland CWA

    Dewey No.: 305

    Subject: CWA first 75 years; Social-CWA

    Format: Book

  • Country Women's Association - VHS 24


    Published: by ABC

    Subject: A Big Country Revisited

    Format: VHS

  • Courage & Grace


  • Courage A Grace: A Biography of Dame Mary Gilmore (1988)

    Author: W. H. Wilde

    Published: in 1988 by Melbourne Uni. Press

    Dewey No.: A.821.2

    Subject: Biog of Dame Mary Gilmore-Poet Australia, BIOG./POET

    Format: Book

  • Cowboys & Cosmonauts - Alicia Johnson Memorial Lecture (1999)

    Author: Leneen Forde AC

    Published: in 1999 by NT Women's Advisory Council

    Subject: 9th Alicia Johnson Memorial Lecture, LECTURE

    Format: Book

  • Cowgirl Poetry: One Hundred Years of Ridin' and Rhymin' (2001)

    Author: Virginia Benett (ed)

    Published: in 2001 by Gibbs-Smith

    Dewey No.: 811.508

    Subject: Cowgirls, Poetry; American poetry-women authors; women poets/writers, ranch life, cowgirls, west

    Format: Book

  • Craft For A Dry Lake (2012)

    Author: Kim Mahood

    Published: in 2012 by Penguin Random House Australia

    Dewey No.: 920.72

    Subject: artists, Australia, biography, memoir, fathers and daughters, homes and haunts

    Format: Book

  • Crossing Bridges : Writing, Poems and Prose from the Plains (1996)

    Author: Ricky Bond (ed)

    Published: in 1996 by Deniliquin Creative Writers

    Dewey No.: 820.809

    Subject: writers; Authors

    Format: Book

  • Crushed by Women: women and wine (2000)

    Author: Jeni Port

    Published: in 2000 by Arcadia

    Dewey No.: 641 220994

    Subject: Wine Makers; agriculture; wine

    Format: Book

  • Currency Lass (1985)

    Author: Reeson

    Published: in 1985 by Albatross Books

    Dewey No.: A 823 3

    Subject: Lawry Mary 1799-1825 Bio

    Format: Book

  • cwa (1978)

    Author: Various

    Published: in 1978 by E>S>Wigg & Son

    Subject: Recipes 33rd edition