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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  • Diane Cilento - VHS 12 (2004)

    Author: Diane Cilento

    Published: in 2004 by ABC Australian Story

    Subject: Experiences-KARNAK Qld

    Format: VHS

  • Diary of a Girl in Changi: 2nd Edition Including The Changi Quilts (2002)

    Author: Sheila Allan

    Published: in 2002 by Kangaroo Press, London : Simon &​ Schuster

    Dewey No.: 940.531

    Subject: Allan, Sheila. Personal narratives, Malaysian. World War, 1939-1945. Singapore. Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.

    Format: Book

  • Dirty Linen (2010)

    Author: Julie Burdis

    Published: in 2010 by Julie Burdis

    Dewey No.: 994.291

    Subject: Tourism Ayres Rock Uluru Burdis, Julie,Ansett Anecdotes. Alice Springs 20th century. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park History. Tourism. Australia Central Australia.

    Format: Book

  • Disabled Athletes World Championship - VHS 86 (2002)

    Author: Savage Louise- Ladmore Holly-Ballard Angie-Skelton Christie

    Published: in 2002 by ABC

    Subject: Gold Medalists 1998 4X4 Relay wheelchair; SPORT

    Format: VHS

  • Dog With One I: A History Of The Doig Family Of South Australia (1994)

    Author: Robyn A. Hukin

    Published: in 1994 by Literary Mouse Press

    Dewey No.: 929.209

    Subject: Buttfield family. Doig family. Scotland. Genealogy. Western Australia. South Australia

    Format: Book

  • Dolly Dalrymple (2004)

    Author: Diana Wyllie

    Published: in 2004 by Diana Wyllie

    Dewey No.: 994.602

    Subject: Biography of the first half-caste born in Tasmania. Daughter of a white sealer and a kidnapped Aboriginal girl SOCIAL/Half caste

    Format: Book

  • Don't Fence Me In (2000)

    Author: Wendy McCarthy

    Published: in 2000 by Random House Australia

    Dewey No.: 30542092

    Subject: Bio Wendy McCarthy; Feminists; Australia; SOCIAL-Feminism

    Format: Book

  • Donna Mulhearn - VHS 57 (2005)

    Author: Donna Mulhearn

    Published: in 2005 by ABC Australian Story

    Subject: Aid Worker in Iraq-Palestine-Australia -A Human Shield in Iraq

    Format: VHS

  • Doreen Braitling Lecture 2014 by Des Nelson (2014)

    Author: Doreen Braitling

    Published: in 2014

    Subject: Travel

    Format: Pamphlet

  • Doreen Braitling Lecture 2014 by Des Nelson OAM (2014)


    Published: in 2014

    Subject: Travel TRAVEL /Local History Notes

    Format: Pamphlet

  • Dot Collard - VHS 19 (2004)

    Author: Dot Collard

    Published: in 2004 by Message Stick

    Subject: Aboriginal Woman's Story

    Format: VHS

  • Down Through the Years (2001)

    Author: Nessie Bell

    Published: in 2001 by N Bell

    Dewey No.: A821.3

    Subject: Poetry POETRY

    Format: Book

  • Down Through the Years (2001)

    Author: Nessie Bell

    Published: in 2001 by N Bell

  • Down to Earth: The Story Of The Australian Women's Land Army In Victoria (1991)

    Author: Mary Lowe (compiler)

    Published: in 1991 by M.Lowe

    Dewey No.: 994.504

    Subject: Australian Women's Land Army. Biography. Women agricultural laborers. Victoria. World War, 1939-1945. Women in war. History. 20th century. Women in agriculture

    Format: Book

  • Down Under Quilts (2002)

    Author: Deborah Segaert (ed)

    Published: in 2002 by Down Under Quilts

    Dewey No.: 746.97

    Subject: Quilting, Australia, Periodicals. Patchwork, Quilts

    Format: Book

  • Dr Kerryn Phelps - VHS 64 (2001)

    Author: Kerryn Phelps

    Published: in 2001 by This is your Life

    Subject: IST female President of AMA -Gay Supporter

    Format: VHS

  • Dr. A. D. Hensley: A Medical Life of Service (1989)

    Author: Adair Dunsford

    Published: in 1989 by Investigator Press Ltd

    Dewey No.: 60 6952092

    Subject: Medical Services, MEDICAL

    Format: Book

  • Dragon Boat Pink Ladies - VHS 87 (2004)


    Published: in 2004 by Australian Story

    Subject: Women With Breast Cancer; Medical

    Format: VHS

  • Drought, Dust and Destiny: Memories of Alice Springs 1961-1966 (2009)

    Author: Patricia Nelson

    Published: in 2009 by Historical Society of The Northern Territory

    Dewey No.: 994.29

    Subject: This paper tries to emphasise the daily living conditions in Alice Springs of the 1960's including the heat, dust, flies and the drought of 1958-1966

    Format: Book

  • Ducks on the Pond: An Autobiography 1945 - 1976 (1999)

    Author: Anne Summers

    Published: in 1999 by Penguin (Viking)

    Dewey No.: B305.42092

    Subject: AUT; Anne Summers 1945 -; JOURNALIST/FEMINIST

    Format: Book

  • Dune Is A Four-letter Word (2001)

    Author: Griselda Sprigg

    Published: in 2001 by Wakefield Press

    Dewey No.: 919.423

    Subject: Sprigg, Griselda, 1921-2003. Sprigg, Reg C. (Reginald Claude), 1919-1994. Women travelers. Mt Painter Sanctuary. Arkaroola Region. Simpson Desert. South Australia. Description and travel. BIOGRAPHY &​ AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical.

    Format: Book

  • Dust Storms in China Teacups: Ragless Family Heritage to Australia (1988)

    Author: Margaret Ragless

    Published: in 1988 by Investigator Press

    Dewey No.: 999.209

    Subject: Ragless Family heritage to Australia. Genealogy . South Australia

    Format: Book

  • Early Edition: My First Forty Years (1986)

    Author: Ita Buttrose

    Published: in 1986 by Greenhouse Publications

    Dewey No.: 070.924

    Subject: Aut Buttrose, Ita; Journalists. Australia. Journalism

    Format: Book

  • Early Settlers' Household Lore (1994)

    Author: Mrs N Pescott

    Published: in 1994 by Ballarat Historical Park Association

    Dewey No.: 641.5994

    Subject: Australian social customs; SOCIAL CUSTOMS

    Format: Book

  • Echoes of the Elsey Saga: A Research of Pioneers of the Northern Territory in the Epochal Days of the Elsey Station (1980)

    Author: H T Linklater

    Published: in 1980 by H.T. Linklater

    Dewey No.: 994.290

    Subject: Gunn, Aeneas J. (Aeneas James), d. 1903. Gunn, Jeannie, 1870-1961. Cattle properties. Biographies. Biography. Representation - Literature. Race relations. Attitudes. Elsey Station. Biography. Pioneers. Australia. Northern Territory. Biography. Gunn family. History

    Format: Book