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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  • Margaret Whitlam: A Biography (2007)

    Author: Susan Mitchell

    Published: in 2007 by Random House Australia

    Dewey No.: 994.062

    Subject: Whitlam, Margaret, 1919-2012. Prime ministers' spouses -- Australia -- Biography.

    Format: Book

  • Marjorie Barnard - VHS 15

    Author: Marjorie Barnard

    Published: by Archival Films

    Subject: Interview M. Barnard reviews works of fellow writers of the first part of 20th century

    Format: VHS

  • Marjorie Kinane (1991)


    Published: in 1991

    Dewey No.: 920

    Subject: Marjorie Kinane

    Format: Sound Recording

  • Marketing Strategies for Arts Organisations (1997)

    Author: Peter Steidl, Dr.

    Published: in 1997 by Australia Council

    Dewey No.: 700688


    Format: Book

  • Marley Henderson Ranacher - VHS 38

    Author: Marley Henderson Ranacher

    Published: by ABC Australian Story

    Subject: The Battle for Bullo; Sarah Henderson's daughters

    Format: VHS

  • Mary MacKillop: A Woman Before Her Time: A Unique Australian (1986)

    Author: William Modystack

    Published: in 1986 by Rigby Ltd

    Dewey No.: 271 976


    Format: Book

  • Mary MacKillop: An Extraordinary Australian (1994)

    Author: Paul Gardiner SJ

    Published: in 1994 by E.J.Dwyer

    Dewey No.: 271.976

    Subject: Mary Mackillop 1842 - 1909

    Format: Book

  • Mary MacKillop: No Plaster Saint (1991)

    Author: Clare Dunne

    Published: in 1991 by ABC

    Dewey No.: 271 9760092

    Subject: Mary MacKillop 1842 - 1909 - Radio Script, RELIGION

    Format: Book

  • Mary Reibey - Molly Incognita, Emancipist Extraordinaire a Biography 1777-1855 (1982)

    Author: Nance Irvine

    Published: in 1982 by Library of Australian History

    Dewey No.: 994.602

    Subject: Reibey, Mary, 1775-1855. Reibey, Mary, 1788-1851. Ex-convicts. Businesswomen. Australia. Pioneers. Biography. Frontier and pioneer life. New South Wales. Tasmania

    Format: Book

  • Material Women '99: Quilts That Tell Stories: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage (1999)

    Author: Katie & Margaret Hill & Ross

    Published: in 1999 by Curtin University of WA

    Dewey No.: 746 4609941

    Subject: story, quilts, QUILTING /HISTORY

    Format: Book

  • Material Women '99: Quilts That Tell Stories (1999)

    Author: Katie Hill (ed)

    Published: in 1999 by Curtin University of Technology

    Dewey No.: 746.970

    Subject: Quilts. Suffrage. Patchwork quilts. Quiltmakers. Western Australia. Women. Biography. Underwood, Erica. Vallentine, Jo. James, Walter Hartwell

    Format: Book

  • Math Equals : Biographies of Women Mathematicians + Related Activities (1978)

    Author: Teri Perl

    Published: in 1978 by Addison-Wesley Pub. Co

    Dewey No.: 510.922

    Subject: Provides an account of nine women mathematicians, their lives and their work, with mathematics activities which relate to the work of each. Biography. Agnesi, Maria. du Chatelet. Germain, Sophie. Hypatia. Kovalevskaya, Sofia. Lovelace, Ada. Noether, Amalie. Somerville, May.

    Format: Book

  • McCall's Needlework in Colour (1969)

    Author: by the editors of McCall's needlework &​ crafts magazine

    Published: in 1969 by Paul Hamlyn

    Dewey No.: 646.2

    Subject: Needlework, Fancy work

    Format: Book

  • McCullocks’s Gold (2011)

    Author: Lindsay Andrew Johannsen

    Published: in 2011 by Vivid Publishing

    Dewey No.: 823.4

    Subject: Aboriginal Australia, missing persons, fiction, police, rural

    Format: Book

  • Media Tarts: How the Australian Press Frames Female Politicians (2004)

    Author: Julia Baird

    Published: in 2004 by Scribe Publications

    Subject: press & women politicians, Politics/press

    Format: Book

  • Melba Re-visited

    Author: Maie Casey

    Published: by C.S Graphic Reproduction Pty Ltd.

    Dewey No.: 012.CAS

    Subject: biography of Melba

    Format: Book

  • Melba Re-visited (1975)

    Author: Maie Casey

    Published: in 1975

    Subject: Dame Nellie Melba b/w drawings Opera/

    Format: Book

  • Melba: A Biography (1967)

    Author: John Hetherington

    Published: in 1967 by Faber & Faber

    Dewey No.: 78210924


  • Melba: The Voice Of Australia (1986)

    Author: Therese Radic

    Published: in 1986 by Macmillan

    Dewey No.: 782.109

    Subject: Melba, Nellie Dame. 1861-1931. Singers. Australia. Opera Singing. Biographies

    Format: Book

  • Melodies and Memories: The Autobiography of Nellie Melba (1980)

    Author: Nellie & John Melba & Cargher

    Published: in 1980 by Thomas Nelson

    Dewey No.: b782.10924

    Subject: A/B Melba, Dame,Nellie, 1861 - 1932 …Melodies & Memories, MUSIC/OPERA

    Format: Book

  • Mem's the Word (1990)

    Author: Mem Fox

    Published: in 1990 by Penguin Books

    Dewey No.: a823.3

    Subject: Fox, Mem, 1946 -

    Format: Book

  • Members Of The Mind (1996)

    Author: W.D. Rubinstein

    Published: in 1996 by Oxford Uni. Press

    Dewey No.: 616890099

    Subject: History Of A&NZ Psychiatrists 1946-1996

  • Memoirs of a Premier's Wife (1948)

    Author: Ada Holman

    Published: in 1948 by Angus & Robertson

    Dewey No.: 994.04

    Subject: Holman, W. A. (William Arthur), 1871-1934. Holman, Ada A. (Ada Augusta) Holman, Ada Augusta Kidgell. Holman, William Arthur, 1871-1934. Holman, Ada A. (Ada Augusta), 1869-1949. Politicians' spouses. Biography. Statesmen. Australia. Diplomats, Australian. Correspondence, reminiscences, etc. Politicians' spouses. New South Wales. Politics and government.

    Format: Book

  • Memoirs Of Robert John Laver (2000)

    Author: Robert John Laver

    Published: in 2000

    Subject: Alice Springs from 1921-1925 memories of life from a boys point of view.extract from diary of Mc Cubbin. June 1930.

    Format: Pamphlet

  • Memories Of A Country