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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  • CWA Cookery Book of Household Hints (1978)

    Author: Various

    Published: in 1978 by ES Wigg & Son

    Subject: 33rd edition Recipes cookery

    Format: Book

  • Daisy Bates in the Desert (1994)

    Author: Julia Blackburn

    Published: in 1994 by Minerva

    Subject: Life of Daisy Bates; Pioneer

    Format: Book

  • Daisy Bates: The Great White Queen of the Never Never (1971)

    Author: Elizabeth Salter

    Published: in 1971 by Angus & Robertson

    Dewey No.: 994.040

    Subject: Ethnology. Social work with minorities. Public welfare. Social workers. Women. Biography. Ceremonies. Initiation. Aboriginal Australians. Aborigines Bates, Daisy May Western Australia

    Format: Book

  • Dale Spender - VHS 70 (2005)

    Author: Dale Spender

    Published: in 2005 by ABC

    Subject: Feminist

    Format: VHS

  • Dame Edith Lyons: Among the Carrion Crows (1977)

    Author: Edith Lyons (Dame)

    Published: in 1977 by Rigby Ltd

    Subject: Lyons.Dame Edith Muriel 1897 -

    Format: Book

  • Dame Nellie Melba - VHS 52 (2004)

    Author: Dame Nellie Melba

    Published: in 2004 by Australian's 1st Opera Singer Her Life, Death,& Funeral

    Format: VHS

  • Dame Rachel Cleland - VHS 13

    Author: Rachel Cleland

    Published: by SBS

    Subject: Australian Biography

    Format: VHS

  • Dame Roma Mitchell - VHS 55 (2000)

    Author: Dame Roma Mitchell

    Published: in 2000

    Subject: Lawyer- 1st woman QC of Auatralia 1962-chairman human rights commission 1981-chancellor UN of Adelaide 1983-Govenor Australia 1991 C>man Winston Churchill Trust

    Format: VHS

  • Damned Whores and God's Police: The Colonization of Women in Australia (1975)

    Author: Anne Summers

    Published: in 1975 by Penguin Books

    Dewey No.: 301412

    Subject: convicts, morals

    Format: Book

  • Dancing With The Devil: A Memoir (2005)

    Author: Amy Norman

    Published: in 2005 by Transworld Random House

    Dewey No.: 362 8292092

    Subject: mem. abused Women NSW Narcotics-spouses; social/victims

    Format: Book

  • Dangerius When Wet


  • Dangerous When Wet: The Shelley Taylor-Smith Story (1996)

    Author: Shelley Taylor-Smith

    Published: in 1996 by Allen & Unwin

    Dewey No.: 797.210

    Subject: bio Shelley Taylor-Smith Story; sport. women, swimming, marathon, long distance

    Format: Book

  • Daughters of Freedom: A History of Women in the Australian Church (1997)

    Author: Janet West

    Published: in 1997 by Albatross Books

    Dewey No.: 270 082

    Subject: 1.Women in Christianity etc, clergy wives, R.C. orders, non catholic orders, missionaries, ordination, religion

    Format: Book

  • Dawn Fraser - VHS 31 (2001)

    Author: Dawn Fraser

    Published: in 2001

    Subject: 2000 olympics Raelene Boyle,Betty Cuthbert,Shirley Strickland,Shane Gould,Cathy Freeman,Debbie Flintoff King -SPORT

    Format: VHS

  • Dawn Fraser - VHS 32

    Author: Dawn Fraser

    Subject: This is your Life; Sport-swimming

    Format: VHS

  • Dawn: One Hell of a Life (2001)

    Author: Dawn Fraser

    Published: in 2001 by Hodder

    Dewey No.: 797.210

    Subject: Biography of Fraser, Dawn. Her achievements in swimming

    Format: Book

  • Dawn's Story: A Collection of Recipes, Pictures and Stories about Dawn Severin. She Made Curtin Springs a Home.

    Author: Ashley Severin

    Published: by Ashley Severin

    Dewey No.: 641SEV

    Subject: Dawn Severin 1927-1983, Pioneer, Curtin Springs station, recipes

    Format: Book

  • Dealing with a Changing Work Enviroment: The Issue of Sexual Harassment in the ADF (1994)

    Author: Lois Bryson

    Published: in 1994 by Directorate of Publishing Defence Centre

    Dewey No.: 361.307

    Subject: A report prepared for the Assistant Chief of Defence Force Personnel, Headquarters, Australian Defence Force presenting an overview of sexual harassment as a socila occurrence in the workforce and especially the ADF

    Format: Book

  • Dear Primitive (1957)

    Author: Marjorie Gartrell

    Published: in 1957 by Angus & Robertson

  • Degrees of Liberation: A short history of women in the university of Melbourne (1985)

    Author: Farley Kelly

    Published: in 1985 by Women Graduates Centenary Comm, Univ of Melbourne

    Subject: 1/University of Melbourne-Alumni-History.2/Women college graduates-Victoria-Melbourne -History education

    Format: Book

  • Della, the Drover: A Bushwoman's Own Story (1983)

    Author: Della Edmonds

    Published: in 1983 by Della Lenahan

    Dewey No.: 919.43

    Subject: Edmunds, Della. Stockmen, Ranches. Women pioneers, Biography. Frontier and pioneer life, Queensland. Country life, Rural women

    Format: Book

  • Desert Lake : Art, Science and Stories from Paruku (2013)

    Author: Steve Morton (ed)

    Published: in 2013 by CSIRO Publishing

    Dewey No.: 759.994

    Subject: Lake Gregory, W.A. Aboriginal art, Australia

    Format: Book

  • Desert School (1983)

    Author: Neville Green

    Published: in 1983 by Fremantle Arts Centre Press

    Subject: school, education

    Format: Book

  • Developing Special Events & Festivals for 2000 & Beyond (1997)

    Author: Rob & Associates Tonge

    Published: in 1997 by Central Aust.Tourism Industry Assoc.

    Dewey No.: 790

    Subject: special events/festivals social

    Format: Book

  • Di Fingleton - VHS 29 (2005)

    Author: Di Fingleton

    Published: in 2005 by ABC Andrew Denton's Enough Rope

    Subject: Lawyer/Magistrate 1st female Chief Magistrate in Qld

    Format: VHS