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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  • Edith (1981/2)

    Author: Edith Blundell

    Published: in 1981/2 by Privately published

    Dewey No.: B994

    Subject: Bio Edith Blundell (nee Packer), Australian history, travel - UK, NZ, Australia

    Format: Book

  • Elisabeth Murdoch: Two Lives (1994)

    Author: John Monks

    Published: in 1994 by Macmillan

    Dewey No.: B 361.92

    Subject: Bio Murdoch.Elisabeth,Dame, 1909 - .Women in Charitable Work-Victoria-Melbourne; social Charitable Work

    Format: Book

  • Ella Ebery - VHS 28

    Author: Ella Ebery

    Subject: Newspaper Editor Winner of Shakespeare Award for Editorials-1st female councillor & mayor of St Arnaud. Vic.

    Format: VHS

  • Ella Norman; or, A Woman's Perils (1985)

    Author: Elizabeth A Murray

    Published: in 1985 by Hill of Content Pulishing Co

    Dewey No.: 823/8

    Subject: BIO Life for English Women - conditions in society; Social/Politics Social C

    Format: Book

  • Elsie Bohning: The Little Bush Maid (1990)

    Author: Barbara James (Compiled)

    Published: in 1990 by NT Library Services

    Dewey No.: 305

    Subject: Bio Elsie Bohning; social/Aboriginal

    Format: Book

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  • Encyclopedia of Feminism (1987)

    Author: Lisa Tuttle

    Published: in 1987 by Arrow Books

    Dewey No.: 305.4203


    Format: Book

  • Endangered Characters of Australia: Their Yarns & Caricatures Volume 1 (1995)

    Author: Mick Joffe

    Published: in 1995 by Mick & Phil Joffe

    Dewey No.: 920.24

    Subject: australian characters; AUSTRALIAN/FAMOUS/CHARACTERS

    Format: Book

  • Enid Lyons: Leading Lady to a Nation (2008)

    Author: Anne Henderson

    Published: in 2008 by Pluto Press Australia

    Dewey No.: 324.294

    Subject: Lyons, Enid Muriel, Dame, 1897-1981. Liberal Party of Australia -- History. Women politicians. Prime ministers' spouses. Biography. Politics and government. Politicians. Political science. Women politicians. Prime ministers' spouses. Politics and government - 1929-1945. 20th century. Women Members Former Prime Ministers Members spouses Lyons, Joseph

    Format: Book

  • Esther: The True Life Story of an Australian Country Girl (1988)

    Author: Esther Meaney

    Published: in 1988 by E. Meaney

    Dewey No.: 920.720

    Subject: Meaney, Esther. Meaney, Ester. Rural families -- Australia. Northern Territory -- Biography.

    Format: Book

  • Every Hill Got A Story: We Grew Up In Country (2015)

    Author: Men And Women Of Central Australia And The Central Land Council

    Published: in 2015 by hardie grant books

    Dewey No.: 305.89915

    Subject: History of Central Australia's Aboriginal people, stories as told in their own words and many languages

    Format: Book

  • Every Woman's Guide To Getting Into Politics (1996)

    Author: Kate Tully

    Published: in 1996 by Office Of The Status Of Women

    Dewey No.: 320.994

    Subject: guide to getting into politics. What it means to get into the politics of government and how to go about it.

    Format: Book

  • Evonne Goolagong Cawley - VHS 36 (2001)

    Author: Evonne Goolagong Cawley

    Published: in 2001

    Subject: Tennis Champion - search for a star

    Format: VHS

  • Exploring The Stuart Highway and The Oodnadatta Track (1999)

    Author: Liz Martin (ed)

    Published: in 1999 by Tourist Information Distributors Australia

    Dewey No.: 919.42

    Subject: Periodicals. Guidebooks. Stuart Highway. Northern Territory. South Australia. Australian

    Format: Book

  • Faces of Change (1984)

    Author: Ann Deveson

    Published: in 1984 by ABC & Fontana

    Dewey No.: 305 4 20994

    Subject: women challenging convenction; ABC tv interviews; Social

    Format: Book

  • Facts and Artefacts: How to Document a Museum Collection (1991)

    Author: Stuart A Holm

    Published: in 1991 by Museum Documentation Assn

    Dewey No.: 060

    Subject: Museum Collection MUSEUM GUIDE

    Format: Book

  • FAHS Heritage Handbook: A Guide For Historical Societies (2002)

    Author: Judy Gale Rechner

    Published: in 2002 by FAHS

    Dewey No.: 994.006

    Subject: Societies. Historic sites. Australia. Information services. Handbooks, manuals,

    Format: Book

  • Fair Comment: The Life of Pat Jarrett 1911-1990 (1996)

    Author: Audrey Tate

    Published: in 1996 by Melbourne University Press

    Dewey No.: 070.92

    Subject: Bio Pat Jarrett; Journalists - Australia - JOURNALISTS

    Format: Book

  • Fair Dinkum and Beyond the Furthest Fences (1995)

    Author: Douglas & Margaret Lockwood & Ford

    Published: in 1995 by Lansdowne Publishing

    Dewey No.: 919.429


    Format: Book

  • Faith Thomas nee Coulthard - VHS 76 (2004)

    Author: Faith Thomas--nee Coulthard

    Published: in 2004 by Message Stick

    Subject: 1st aboriginal female test cricketer-school, Uni, Nursing - Hockey player Alice Springs; Sport

    Format: VHS

  • Faith: Faith Bandler, Gentle Activist (2002)

    Author: Marilyn Lake

    Published: in 2002 by Allen & Unwin

    Dewey No.: 303.484092

    Subject: Bandler, Faith Aborigines, Australian - Government RelationsSoth Sea Islander, 1967 referendum,

    Format: Book

  • Families: Australian Aborigines (1987)

    Author: Alex & Marti Barlow & Hill

    Published: in 1987 by MacMillan

    Dewey No.: 305.8915

    Subject: Aborigines Australian; Family Relationships; sOCIAL- ABOROGINAL

    Format: Book

  • Family Life: Love & Marriage in Old Australia (2000)

    Author: Ross, Hutchinson & Associates (text)

    Published: in 2000 by The Five Mile Press

    Dewey No.: 306.8


    Format: Book

  • Far Country: A Short History Of The Northern Territory (2009)

    Author: Alan Powell

    Published: in 2009 by Historical Society of the Northern Territory

    Dewey No.: 994.29

    Subject: All phases of the territory's history, starting with the coming of the Aborigines and within the broader perspective of Australian and world events

    Format: Book

  • Farina: From Gibbers to Ghost Town (2007)

    Author: Rob Olston

    Published: in 2007 by Bundinyabba Publications

    Dewey No.: 994.237

    Subject: Ghost towns. South Australia. Farina. History. Outback

    Format: Book