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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  • Kal (1996)

    Author: Judy Nunn

    Published: in 1996 by Random House

    Dewey No.: 823 3

    Subject: novel; novel \Kalgoorlie

    Format: Book

  • Kangaroo Island Doctor (1980)

    Author: Joy Seager

    Published: in 1980 by Rigby

    Dewey No.: B 926.1

    Subject: BIOG.

  • Kangaroo Island Honey Cookbook (1993)

    Author: Mildred Wilson

    Published: in 1993 by Kangaroo Island Honey Producers

    Dewey No.: 640

    Subject: cookbook; cookery Kangaroo Island Honey

    Format: Book

  • Karrie Webb: The making of golf's tigress (2000)

    Author: Phil Tresider

    Published: in 2000 by Macmillan

    Dewey No.: 796350 92

    Subject: bio Karrie Webb, Golfers-Australia, sport Golf

    Format: Book

  • Kathryn Reed - VHS 67 (2003)

    Author: Kathryn Reed

    Published: in 2003 by To-Day Show

    Subject: 1st Victorian Female Bookmaker- Melbourne Cup Day-03-Clare Lindop 1st Female to ride in M.Cup Race

    Format: VHS

  • Kay Cottee: 1988 Australian of the Year - VHS 22 (1989)

    Author: Kay Cottee

    Published: in 1989 by Blackmores

    Subject: 1st woman in history to sail non-stop unassisted around the world

    Format: VHS

  • Kennedy - VHS 43 (2002)

    Author: Eileen & Lawrie Kennedy

    Published: in 2002 by ABC Reality Bites

    Subject: School Teacher & Policeman at Finke Town

    Format: VHS

  • Keyneton 1839-1980 (1980)

    Author: Geoffrey B. Saegenschnitter

    Published: in 1980 by G.B. Saegenschnitter

    Dewey No.: 994.232

    Subject: South Australia. Keyneton Region. History. Social/Barossa Valley 1839-1980

    Format: Book

  • Kimberley Sun (2002)

    Author: Di Morrissey

    Published: in 2002 by Pan Macmillan

    Dewey No.: A 823 3

    Subject: Novel

    Format: Book

  • Kuprilya Springs: Hermannsburg & Other Things (2007)

    Author: Jose Petrick

    Published: in 2007 by Jose Petrick

    Dewey No.: 994.291

    Subject: Teague, Violet. Teague, Una S. Traill, Jessie. Namatjira, Albert, 1902-1959. Albrecht, F. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm), 1894-1984. Auricht, Glen. Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission Station. Aboriginal Australians. Missions. Religions - Christianity. Arrernte /​ Aranda people. Missions. Manners and customs. Water-pipes. Lutheran Church. Missions. Kaporilja Spring. Kaporilja. Ntaria. Northern Territory. Social life and customs. Hermannsburg. History.

    Format: Book

  • Kylie Confidential (2000)

    Author: Sean Smith

    Published: in 2000 by Simon & Schuster

    Dewey No.: 709SMI

    Subject: Bio, Kylie Minogue, entertainment/Kylie Minogue, pop music

    Format: Book

  • La Dote: Preparing for a Family: The importance of the Dowry in the Australian Italian Family

    Author: Maria Tence

    Dewey No.: 306

    Subject: Italian family traditions, DOWRYS, FAMILIES

    Format: Book

  • La Stupenda (1980)

    Author: Brian Adams

    Published: in 1980

    Dewey No.: 7821092

    Subject: Sutherland,Joan, 1926- ; Opera - Biography, MUSIC, OPERA

    Format: Book

  • Lady Cilento M.B., B.S. My Life (1987)

    Author: Cilento, Lady

    Published: in 1987 by Methuen Haynes

    Subject: A/B Cilento,Phyllis, Lady, 1894 - , A/BIO

    Format: Book

  • Lady Lorene: The Truckie Queen (2014)

    Author: Tom Dawkins

    Published: in 2014 by Allen & Unwin

    Dewey No.: 920.72

    Subject: Bio/TRANSPORT. Lorene Whittam's biography and role in male-dominated Australian livestock transport industry

    Format: Book

  • Land of Contrasts: Recollections (1996)

    Author: Edith. H McFarlane

    Published: in 1996 by (E H McFarlane)

    Dewey No.: 919.404

    Subject: AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK, memoir outback

    Format: Book

  • Landmarks: A History Of Australia To The Present Day (1969)

    Author: Wes H Blackmore

    Published: in 1969 by Macmillan Company of Australia Pty. Ltd.

    Dewey No.: 372.899

    Subject: Australia, history

    Format: Book

  • Lantana Lane (1959)

    Author: Eleanor Dark

    Published: in 1959 by Penguin Virago

    Dewey No.: 823 DAR

    Subject: novel

    Format: Book

  • Larrikin Angel: A Biography of Veronica Brady (2009)

    Author: Kath Jordan

    Published: in 2009 by Round House Press

    Dewey No.: 271.977

    Subject: Brady, Veronica, 1929. Political activists. Nuns. College teachers. Political activists. Western Australia. Clergy Teachers Women Authors Pressure groups Biography

    Format: Book

  • Laundry Bygones

    Author: Pamela Sambrook

    Published: by Shire Publications


    Format: Book

  • Lauren Jackson Basketball Player - VHS 40 (2003)

    Author: Lauren Jackson

    Published: in 2003 by Imparja

    Subject: youngest non American to win MVP.voted most valued player in USA women's basketball in 2003; SPORT

    Format: VHS

  • Layne Beachley - VHS 6/7 (2003/02)

    Author: Layne Beachley

    Published: in 2003/02

    Subject: World Champion Surfer; Sport

    Format: VHS

  • Leading Women (1996)

    Author: Eva Cox

    Published: in 1996 by Random House Australia

    Dewey No.: 658.409

    Subject: key debates about social policy, feminism and power, problems inherent in masculine leadership models, attitudes and behaviour of women and provides a framework for real and sustainable change

    Format: Book

  • Leah Purcell - VHS 66

    Author: Leah Purcell

    Published: by ABC Australian Story

    Subject: Aboriginal Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Producer

    Format: VHS

  • Left-Wing Ladies (2000)

    Author: Susanne Fabian

    Published: in 2000 by Hyland House

    Dewey No.: 33147809945

    Subject: Union of Aust.Women in Victoria 1950-1998, POLITICS

    Format: Book