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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  • In The Best Of Hands (1991)

    Author: Hilary M. Carey

    Published: in 1991 by Hale & Iremongher

    Dewey No.: 36211099 441

    Subject: Medical Hospital Mater Misericordiae NSW Catholic Hospital; Medical/Hospital

    Format: Book

  • In the Middle of Nowhere (1999)

    Author: Terry Underwood

    Published: in 1999 by Bantam Books

    Dewey No.: b636.01092

    Subject: bio; Terry (Marie Therese) Underwood; Ranchers -NT; AGRICULTURAL/Station life

    Format: Book

  • In Their Own Words: History of the South Australian Country Women's Association from 1979 to 1999 (2000)

    Author: Victoria Zabukovec

    Published: in 2000 by Sth Austr. CWA

    Dewey No.: 305.40609423

    Subject: History; SACWA 1979-1999; CWA/SA

    Format: Book

  • In Time for Lunch (1991)

    Author: Douglas Darbyshire

    Published: in 1991 by Fremantle Arts Centre Press

    Dewey No.: 610.92

    Subject: Darbyshire, Douglas E (Douglas Edward), 1869-1938-Diaries

    Format: Book

  • Indomitable Miss Pink (2001)

    Author: Julie Marcus

    Published: in 2001 by University of NSW

    Dewey No.: b 301.092

    Subject: BIO Pink,Olive M; Women Anthropolists-Central Australia; BIO/Anthropolist

    Format: Book

  • Ingkenteme: Following in the Footsteps: Arrernte Kids Learning About Their Culture (2014)

    Author: Akeyulerre Inc.

    Published: in 2014 by Akeyulerre Inc

    Dewey No.: 362.204

    Subject: Ingkenteme Program Education. Children Australia, Central. Social life and customs Study and teaching. Indigenous knowledge. Culture. Arrernte /​ Aranda people Counseling of. Aboriginal Australians Health and hygiene. Torres Strait Islanders Counseling of. Indigenous peoples Mental health services.

    Format: Book

  • Innamincka (1960)

    Author: Ellizabeth Burchill

    Published: in 1960 by Rigby Ltd

    Dewey No.: 266.529

    Subject: History of nursing in the Australian Inland Mission Nursing Service at Innamincka told by Sister Burchill

    Format: Book

  • Innamincka (1960)

    Author: Elizabeth Burchill

    Published: in 1960 by Hodder & Stoughton

    Subject: Nursing Pioneering Mission Station

    Format: Book

  • Inside Story: 20 Famous Australians Tell Their Story (2001)

    Author: Ross MacDowell

    Published: in 2001 by Hobson Dell

    Dewey No.: 994.009

    Subject: Australians. Celebrities. Biography. Biographies and Autobiographies.

    Format: Book

  • Inspirations (2002)

    Author: Esther Deans

    Published: in 2002 by E.Deans

    Dewey No.: 821.3

    Subject: Australian poetry

    Format: Book

  • Inter-Church Services Club & Hostel -Souvenir Programme


    Subject: Alice Springs photos 1941-45

    Format: Pamphlet

  • Interrupted Melody (1949)

    Author: Marjorie Lawrence

    Published: in 1949 by Invincible Press

    Dewey No.: 782.1092

    Subject: Auto.B, opera singer, Music, Marjorie Lawrence

    Format: Book

  • Irene's Story: 1000 ozs of golden memories: The Story of Irene Taylor and the Coen Community through the twentieth century (2003)

    Author: Mal Brown

    Published: in 2003 by Queensland Government

    Dewey No.: A823BRO

    Subject: Irene Taylor, Cape York Peninsula (early days) mining, AIM, aerial ambulances, aborigines; BIO; Irene Mary Theresa Taylor; Cape York Pioneer; Coen

    Format: Book

  • It Wasn't Meant To Be Easy: Tamie Fraser In Canberra (1986)

    Author: Christina Hindhaugh

    Published: in 1986 by Lothian Publishing

    Dewey No.: 994.063

    Subject: Fraser, Malcolm, 1930-. Fraser, Tamie. Fraser, Tamara. Prime ministers' wives. Prime minister's spouses. Biography. Politics and government. Tamie Fraser, Prime Minister Members spouses

    Format: Book

  • It's a Joke, Joyce: Australia's Funny Women (1994)

    Author: Wendy Harmer

    Published: in 1994 by Currency Press

    Dewey No.: 792.230

    Subject: Women comedians, Australia, Entertainment /Comedy Women

    Format: Book

  • It's Just Not Fair (2001)

    Author: Josephine Tiddy

    Published: in 2001 by ABC

    Dewey No.: 305

    Subject: Discrimination-Aust. ABC , gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, Social/Discrimination

    Format: Book

  • Ita Buttrose - VHS 11 (2004)

    Author: Ita Buttrose

    Published: in 2004 by ABC Enough Rope

    Subject: Interview by Andrew Denton

    Format: VHS

  • Ita Buttrose: A Passionate Life (1998)

    Author: Ita Buttrose

    Published: in 1998 by Viking (Penguin)

    Dewey No.: 07092

    Subject: Bio Buttrose, Ita , 1942 - 2. Journalists-Australia- Journalist

    Format: Book

  • Iwenhe Tyerrtye: What It Means To Be An Aboriginal Person (2010)

    Author: Margaret Kemarre Turner OAM

    Published: in 2010 by iad press

    Dewey No.: 305.899

    Subject: Written by a respected Arrernte elder. An Australian Aboriginal approach revealing a robust culture deeply connected to its native land.

    Format: Book

  • Janet Holmes à Court (1999)

    Author: Patricia Edgar

    Published: in 1999 by Harper Collins

    Dewey No.: b338.092

    Subject: Bio/Janet Holmes a Court 1943- , bio/ Janet Holmes A Court

    Format: Book

  • Jean Devanny: Romantic Revolutionary (1999)

    Author: Carole Ferrier

    Published: in 1999 by Melbourne University Press

    Dewey No.: 823.2

    Subject: Devanny, Jean. Communists. Social reformers. Women and literature . History. 20th century. Women social reformers. Biography. Women authors, Australian. New Zealand. Australia. Summary

    Format: Book

  • Jean Lee: The Last Woman Hanged in Australia (1997)

    Author: Paul, Don, Robyn Wilson, Treble, Lincoln

    Published: in 1997 by Random House

    Dewey No.: 364 15

    Subject: Jean Lee, d1951; social/murderer/hanged

    Format: Book

  • Jessie Litchfield: Grand Old Lady Of The Territory (1982)

    Author: Janet Dickinson

    Published: in 1982 by J.Dickinson

    Dewey No.: 994.290

    Subject: Jessie Litchfield; Pioneer NT, Anson Bay

    Format: Book

  • Jessie Street : A Rewarding But Unrewarded Life (1978)

    Author: Peter Sekuless

    Published: in 1978 by University of Queensland Press

    Dewey No.: 335.009

    Subject: Street, Jessie, 1889-1970. Australia.

    Format: Book

  • Jessie Street 1889-1997 - VHS 72 (2002)

    Author: Jessie Street

    Published: in 2002 by New Demensions

    Subject: Aboriginal women activist-feminist-peace campaigner for aboriginal women

    Format: VHS