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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  • Heroines: A Contemporary Anthology of Australian Women Writers (1991)

    Author: Dale Spender (ed)

    Published: in 1991 by Penguin Books

    Dewey No.: 820.809

    Subject: Heroines-Literary collections;Australian literature-women authors; Authors, Anthology of Australian women writers and their heroines; articles by Ruby Langford, Eva Johnson and Diane Bell annotated separately

    Format: Book

  • Herstory: Women in Australian History (1986)

    Author: Women's Advisory Council of W.A & Various

    Published: in 1986 by Women's Advisory Council of Western Australia

  • Hey Boss, Dentiss Him Woman!" : the Letters of Judith M. Tredinnick, Flying Dentist, Far North Queensland, 1953-54 (2009)

    Author: Judith M Gillatt

    Published: in 2009 by [Judith M. Gillatt]

    Dewey No.: 617.600

    Subject: Flying dentist, far North Qld, dental clinics, communities and towns

    Format: Book

  • High Heels and Buffalo Hides (2001)

    Author: Yvonne Ball

    Published: in 2001 by Info Publishing

    Dewey No.: 920.72

    Subject: Ball, Yvonne. Slaughtering and slaughter-houses. Feral livestock. Women. Biography. Buffaloes. Northern Territory. Buffalo industry

    Format: Book

  • Historic Hermannsburg


    Subject: Hermannsburg Religion/HERMANNSBURG /HISTORIC PRECICNT

    Format: Pamphlet

  • Historical Collections Classification Scheme for Small Museums (1988)

    Author: Patricia Summerfield

    Published: in 1988 by Museums Assn of Aust. - WA Branch

    Subject: Museums guide for classifications Museum/guide

  • History Notes (1980)

    Author: The Girl Guide Association

    Published: in 1980 by Girl Guides Association

    Dewey No.: 369.463

    Subject: Social Girl Guides - History

    Format: Book

  • History, Heritage & Hospitality. A Pot-Pourrie fo recipes, Hints and History from Old Handorf. (1983)

    Author: Cath & Clare Storey & Ferguson

    Published: in 1983 by Pendragon Printing CO.

    Dewey No.: 994.323

    Subject: The history of settlement in South Australia, near Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills of 199 people from Germany. Hahndorf was named after the captain of the "Zebra" Captain D.M. Hahn.This booklet gives a short history of the 52 families who settled and many recipes and hints which made up their ife.

    Format: Book

  • History,Heritage & Hospitality: A Pot-pourrie of Recipes, Hints and History from Old Hahndorf (1983)

    Author: Cath & Clare Storey & Ferguson

    Published: in 1983 by Cath Storey & Penelope Church

    Dewey No.: 390

    Subject: History Old Hahndorf; COOKERY recipes from Hahndorf

    Format: Book

  • Holding up the Sky: Aboriginal Women Speak (1999)

    Author: Various

    Published: in 1999 by Magabala Books

    Dewey No.: 305.488

    Subject: Bio.Aborigines,Women,-Australian , Della Walker, Betty Lockyer, Olive Morrison, Tazuko Kaino, Magdalene Van Prehn, Cecily Wellington, Lorna Cox, Althea Illin, Kathy Richards, Social Aboriginal Women

    Format: Book

  • Home!: The Evonne Goolagong Story (1993)

    Author: Evonne & Phil Goolagong Crawley & Jarrett

    Published: in 1993 by Simon & Schuster

    Dewey No.: 796 3429

    Subject: Bio Cawley, Evonne1951- ; Tennis players-Australia, Sport/Tennis

    Format: Book

  • Horse-sweat and Tears: Leone Creamer, Horse Trainer, 1966-1986 (2003)

    Author: Judi Hearn

    Published: in 2003 by Ginninderra Press

    Dewey No.: 636.1235

    Subject: biography Leone Creamer; Sport Horse Racing

    Format: Book

  • Humour


  • Humour In The Weekly (1983)

    Author: Currey O'Neil

    Published: in 1983 by Currey O'Neil

    Dewey No.: 828.307

    Subject: Australian Women's Weekly. Humorous prose in English. Australian writers, 1945-. Anthologies. Australian wit and humor.

    Format: Book

  • I Love A Sunburnt Country: Poems from the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Poetry Competition for Schools 1984-1992 (1993)

    Author: Various

    Published: in 1993 by Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    Dewey No.: 821.308

    Subject: Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Competition for Schools; Poetry

    Format: Book

  • I Must Fly: Adventures of a woman pilot (1968)

    Author: Sheila Scott

    Published: in 1968 by Hodder & Stoughton

    Dewey No.: 629.13

    Subject: A/B Shelia Scott Pilot 1st Europian Woman to Circumnavigate the World; Aviation/Woman Aviation/

    Format: Book

  • I Sang for my Supper (1999)

    Author: Margaret Fulton

    Published: in 1999 by Lansdowne Publiching

    Dewey No.: 641.082092

    Subject: A/B Margaret Fulton; Women cooks; Australia; writer/cook

    Format: Book

  • I Speak From Under The Earth (2016)

    Author: Leni Shilton

    Published: in 2016 by appears self published, not stated

    Dewey No.: 821

    Subject: Poetry about the desert

    Format: Book

  • I, The Aboriginal (1978)

    Author: Douglas Lockwood

    Published: in 1978 by Rigby Ltd

    Dewey No.: 305.8

    Subject: Biography of Phillip Roberts known as Wadjiri-Wadjiri or Waipuldanya from the Alawa tribe at Roper River Social Aboriginal/

    Format: Book

  • I'm Not Mad - I'm a Policewoman! (1997)

    Author: Barbara & Terry Osborn (comp) Brown (ed)

    Published: in 1997 by Aust.Fed.Police Museum

    Dewey No.: 363.2208

    Subject: BIO Osborn,Barbiara () 'I'm Not Mad I'm a Policewoman!':Historical notes&anecdotes of women in fed.policing Social/ Police

    Format: Book

  • If Everyone Cared: Autobiography of Margaret Tucker (1983)

    Author: Margaret Tucker

    Published: in 1983 by Grosvenor Books

    Dewey No.: 305.899


    Format: Book

  • Immigration Museum (1998)

    Author: Caroline Williamson (ed)

    Published: in 1998 by Museums Victoria

    Subject: Immigration & the Character of Victoria, different migrants to Melbourne, map of museum, Museum/ Immigration

    Format: Book

  • In Her Own Name: A History of Women in South Australia from 1836 (1994)

    Author: Helen Jones

    Published: in 1994 by Wakefield Press

    Dewey No.: 994.23

    Subject: Women in politics. Suffrage. Legal status, laws, etc. Women in politics. Feminism. 19th century. 20th century. Social conditions. Political activity. History. Women's movement South Australia

    Format: Book

  • In Our Own Right: Black Australian Nurses' Stories (2005)

    Author: Sally Goold

    Published: in 2005 by E Content Management Pty Ltd

    Dewey No.: 6107309 2

    Subject: Bio.Black Australian Nurses Stories, Bio Medical/Aboriginal Nursing

    Format: Book

  • In Pursuit of Justice: Australian women and the law 1788-1979 (1979)

    Author: Judy & Heather Mackinolty & Radi (ed)

    Published: in 1979 by Hale & Ironmonger

    Dewey No.: 340

    Subject: Australian law; LAW/WOMEN

    Format: Book