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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  • Legends: A Celebration of Australian Women in Sport (2000)

    Author: Shelley Gare

    Published: in 2000 by Berlei

    Dewey No.: 796.082


    Format: Book

  • Legs 11: My Life in Front of the Lights and Backstage (2010)

    Author: Rhonda Burchmore

    Published: in 2010 by New Holland Publishers

    Dewey No.: 792.028

    Subject: Entertainer, woman, Autobiographies, Performing Arts, Australian, female, theater, screen, opera

    Format: Book

  • Letters Of An Australian Army Sister (1920)

    Author: Anne Donnell

    Published: in 1920 by Angus &​ Robertson Ltd.

    Dewey No.: 940.476

    Subject: Correspondence. Donnell, Anne. Australian General Hospital, 3rd. Australian Army. Nurses. Military nursing. Personal narratives, Australian. Medical care. Military nursing. World War, 1914-1918. Hospitals. Australia.

    Format: Book

  • Letters of an Australian Pioneer Family 1827-1880 : The Generation Of Gittins And Sarah Bucknall, 1797-1880 (1984)

    Author: Graeme Bucknell (ed)

    Published: in 1984 by Association of the Bucknall Family

    Dewey No.: 994.009

    Subject: australia 1827-1880, PIONEERING FAMILY

    Format: Book

  • Letters To Ann: The Love Story Of Matthew Flinders And Ann Chappelle (1999)

    Author: Catherine Retter

    Published: in 1999 by Angus &​ Robertson

    Dewey No.: 910.92

    Subject: Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814 -- Marriage. Chappelle, Ann, 1772-1852 Biography. Great Britain. Correspondence. Explorers. Family relationships. Australia. Discovery and exploration.

    Format: Book

  • Letters to My Daughter (1957)

    Author: Edith Summerskill

    Published: in 1957 by Heinemann

    Dewey No.: 826.91

    Subject: political life and social times i UK, 1944- , UK SOCIAL/POLITICAL TIMES

    Format: Book

  • Letting Fly: Deborah Wardley Australia's trail-blazing pilot (1992)

    Author: Elaine & Deborah McKenna & Lawrie

    Published: in 1992 by Allen & Unwin

    Dewey No.: 629.130


    Format: Book

  • Libraries and Information Centres in the Northern Territory 2000 (2000)

    Author: Christine Hart (ed)

    Published: in 2000 by Aust Library- Information Assn N T

    Dewey No.: 027.002

    Subject: Libraries & Information Centres libraries/ information centres

    Format: Book

  • Life and Times of Dame Edith Lyons - VHS 49 (2003)

    Author: Dame Edith Lyons

    Published: in 2003 by New Dimensions

    Subject: First Woman in Federal Parliament

    Format: VHS

  • Life as I Know It (2016)

    Author: Michelle Payne

    Published: in 2016 by Melbourne University Press

    Dewey No.: 798.400

    Subject: Payne, Michelle, 1985- Melbourne Cup (Horse race) Horse racing -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.) Autobiographies -- Australia. Payne, Michelle. Sportspeople, Autobiography. Horse racing. Australia. Biography. Resilience (Personality trait) Self-realization in women. Women jockeys

    Format: Book

  • Life in Her Hands: The Matron Walsh Story (1955)

    Author: Ruth Allen

    Published: in 1955

    Dewey No.: 610.73

    Subject: the Matron Walsh Story, Medical Nursing

    Format: Book

  • Life in the 1830's & 1840's :Annabella Boswell's journal (1987)

    Author: Annabel Boswell

    Published: in 1987 by Angus & Robertson

    Subject: Boswell,Annabella, 1826 - 1916-Diaries

    Format: Book

  • Life In The 1830s And 1840s: Annabella Boswell's Journal: Australian Reminiscences Illustrated With Her Own Watercolours And Contemporary Drawings And Sketches (1987)

    Author: Annabella Boswell

    Published: in 1987 by Angus &​ Robertson

    Dewey No.: 994.402

    Subject: This account of Annabella's life as a young woman provides as accurate and witty picture of Australia in the 1800s

    Format: Book

  • Life in the Bush (1994)

    Author: Katherine Kirkland

    Published: in 1994 by Kenneth W. Mackenzie

    Dewey No.: 994.57

    Subject: Kirkland, Katherine. Trawalla. History. Pioneers and pioneer life. Biography. Xavier College. Past students and community collection. Country life. Victoria. Description and travel.

    Format: Book

  • Life On the Daly River (1987)

    Author: Nancy Polishuk

    Published: in 1987 by N. Polishuk

    Dewey No.: 994.29/​5

    Subject: Polishuk, Nancy. Australia. Country life. Northern Territory. Daly River Region.

    Format: Book

  • Lillian Crombie - VHS 14 (2006)

    Author: Lillian Crombie

    Published: in 2006 by ABC Message Stick

    Subject: Aboriginal Woman from SA

    Format: VHS

  • Lillian Frank - VHS 30 (2006)

    Author: Lillian Frank

    Published: in 2006 by ABC Talking Heads

    Subject: Melbourne Socialite & Fundraiser for Children

    Format: VHS

  • Lillie and the Gambler: The Story Of Thomas Walton Of Riverbanks (1994)

    Author: Betty Watson

    Published: in 1994 by B. Watson

    Dewey No.: 929.209

    Subject: Walton, Thomas, 1822-1913. Walton family. Pioneers. Victoria. Biography.

    Format: Book

  • Lily on the Dustbin (1982)

    Author: Nancy Keesing

    Published: in 1982 by Penguin Books

    Dewey No.: 427.994

    Subject: English Language- Australia, Social, language/AUSTralian SLANG

    Format: Book

  • Lipstick Swag and Sweatrag (1998)

    Author: Beth Beckett

    Published: in 1998 by Central Qld Uni Press

    Dewey No.: 266 5294092

    Subject: Beckett,Beth; Australian Inland Mission 1947-1955; Religion

    Format: Book

  • Lisa Curry Kenny - VHS 18

    Author: Lisa Curry Kenny

    Published: by ABC This is your life

    Subject: Sport-Swimmer Olympics, C'wealth Games-1st Mother to win Commonwealth Gold Medal

    Format: VHS

  • Listen You Women, Your Breasts Are Precious (2012)

    Author: Kethleen Wallace

    Published: in 2012 by Bosom Buddies NT Inc

    Dewey No.: 616

    Subject: five strong Arrernte, Anmatjere and Alyawarre women stepped forward and shared their experiences of diagnosis, treatment and being away from their families. They give strong messages about breast health awareness and encourage others who will face a diagnosis of breast cancer in the future

    Format: CD

  • Little Em (m) (1994)

    Author: Keith Hart

    Published: in 1994 by Greenfingers

    Dewey No.: 266 394

    Subject: Missionaries in the Gulf Of Carpentaria, church, Gwen Evans, Emerald River, Groote Eylandt, RELIGION/travels/experiences

    Format: Book

  • Little Pat (1976)

    Author: Kathleen Casey

    Published: in 1976 by Society of St. Paul (Pauline Fathers and Brothers)

    Dewey No.: 271.900

    Subject: Casey, Patricia. Families. 20th century. Nuns. New South Wales. Biography.

    Format: Book

  • Little Verses From Outback (not stated)

    Author: John Gorey

    Published: in not stated by Alice Springs Printing and Publishng

    Dewey No.: 821

    Subject: Poetry. Central Australia

    Format: Book