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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  • Memories of A Country Childhood (1977)

    Author: Judith Wallace

    Published: in 1977 by University of Queensland Press

    Dewey No.: 994.440

    Subject: New England. Armidale region. Country life. New South Wales. Armidale district. Biography. Autobiography. Social life. Custom

    Format: Book

  • Memories of My Mother: Recollections of Everyday Life of Rural Women in the Tumbarumba District, 1850-1950 (1990)

    Author: Anne Thoroughgood, Anne

    Published: in 1990 by Pioneer Womens Hut

    Dewey No.: 994.48

    Subject: Women. Frontier and pioneer life. Country life. Social conditions. Rural women. Women pioneers. New South Wales. Rural women. Tumbarumba. Biography. History

    Format: Book

  • Menders of the Mind (1996)

    Author: W. D. Rubinstein

    Published: in 1996 by Oxford University Press

    Dewey No.: 616890099

    Subject: History of A & NZ Psychiatrists 1946-1996, MEDICAL/psychiatristy

  • Meroogal Nowra: A History and a Guide (1988)

    Author: Historic Houses Trust

    Published: in 1988 by Historic Houses Trust

  • Migrants who Changed the World (1972)

    Author: George Funkel

    Published: in 1972 by Thomas Nelson

    Dewey No.: 325


    Format: Book

  • Migration Museum (2008)

    Author: Christine Finnimore

    Published: in 2008 by Migration Museum

    Dewey No.: 304.894

    Subject: "This book offers a general guide and introduction to the Museum's public programs. There is a short history of the site which was once the first boarding school for Aboriginal children and then, in the 1850s, part of the state's Destitute Asylum and then the government's Department of Chemistry before it was restored to house the Museum. This is followed by a walk through the exhibition galleries, presenting the history of immigration and settlement in South Australia. There are also short sections on the Museum's collection, education programs and the Museum's Foundation.

    Format: Book

  • Miles Franklin: The Story of a Famous Australian (1988)

    Author: Marjorie Barnard

    Published: in 1988 by University of Queensland Press

    Dewey No.: 823.2

    Subject: BIO Franklin Miles 1879-1954, AUTHOR

    Format: Book

  • Milk and Honey (1988)

    Author: Elizabeth Jolley

    Published: in 1988 by Fremantle Arts Centre Press

    Dewey No.: 823.3

    Subject: NOVEL

    Format: Book

  • Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney (2015)

    Author: Catherine Bishop

    Published: in 2015 by NewSouth Publishing

    Dewey No.: 647.940

    Subject: Entrepreneurs1. Entrepreneurship. Businesswomen. Women-owned business enterprises. Small business. Social conditions. 19th century. Sydney. Modern history. Personal success in business (New South Wales,Australia) Women's studies

    Format: Book

  • Minefields And Miniskirts: Australian Women And The Vietnam War (1993)

    Author: Siobhan McHugh

    Published: in 1993 by Doubleday

    Dewey No.: 959.704

    Subject: McHugh, Siobhan. Vietnam War (1961-1975) Vietnam War, 1961-1975. Veterans. Australia. Vietnamese Conflict. Women. Interviews. Personal narratives, Australian. Participation, Female. Interviews. Personal narratives. Anecdotes.

    Format: Book

  • Miss Australia: A Retrospective 1908-2000 (2001)

    Author: Katherine Beard

    Published: in 2001 by Crawford Publishing

    Dewey No.: 361706810994

    Subject: competitions-world beauty; SOCIETY/Beauty competitions

    Format: Book

  • Mission Block Walking Tour (2014)


    Published: in 2014

    Subject: Alice Springs Mission Block Walking Tour

    Format: Pamphlet

  • Mission to Arnhem Land (1976)

    Author: Maisie McKenzie

    Published: in 1976 by Rigby Ltd

    Dewey No.: 266.719

    Subject: Missions, Arnhem Land, aboriginal culture, RELIGION/missions

    Format: Book

  • Mixing it with Midwives (1995)

    Author: Various

    Published: in 1995

    Dewey No.: 641


    Format: Book

  • Modern Gynaecology with Obstetrics for Nurses (1960)

    Author: Winifred & John Hector & Howkins

    Published: in 1960 by Heinemann

    Dewey No.: 618 007


    Format: Book

  • Molly Clark - VHS 21 (2002)

    Author: Molly Clark

    Published: in 2002

    Subject: Year of the Outback episode 4 - Glenn Ridge

    Format: VHS

  • MOLLY CLARK & TED EGAN: Andado - VHS 103


    Subject: Old Andado and Pichi Richi railway

    Format: VHS

  • Molly Clark Life at Andado - VHS 104 (1993)


    Published: in 1993

    Subject: Old Adando celebration/ launch of NPWHF/Molly Clark

    Format: VHS

  • Molly Clark On The Downs - VHS 105 (1994)


    Published: in 1994

    Subject: Molly Clark at Toowoomba FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS PARADE/SHOW-LESLIE DAM/WARWICK/brisbane

    Format: VHS

  • Molly Clarke


    Dewey No.: 920

    Subject: Molly Clarke

    Format: Sound Recording

  • Moonbird People (1970)

    Author: Patsy Adam Smith

    Published: in 1970 by Rigby

    Dewey No.: 919.46

    Subject: Shearwaters. Pterodroma. Colonisation. Race relations. Violent. Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. Mutton birds. Furneaux Islands. Tasmania. Description and travel.

    Format: Book

  • More Than a Hat and Glove Brigade : the Story of the Union of Australian Women (1996)

    Author: Barbara Curthoys

    Published: in 1996 by Bookpress

    Dewey No.: 331.478

    Subject: Feminism, History, labour unions, political clubs, unions, UAW, women’s movement

    Format: Book

  • More Than a Question of Numbers (1997)

    Author: Liz Hogan

    Published: in 1997 by Dep of Primary Industries & Energy

    Dewey No.: 333.7316

    Subject: Working with Women & People from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds; SOCIETY

    Format: Book

  • More Than Just Gumtrees (1993)

    Author: Juliet Peers

    Published: in 1993 by Melb. Soc. Of Women Painters & Sculptors

    Dewey No.: 704.042

    Subject: artists; ARTISTS/painters & sculptors

    Format: Book

  • Morning In Queensland (1970)

    Author: Margaret Trist

    Published: in 1970 by Horwitz Publications

    Dewey No.: 823.3

    Subject: Australian fiction

    Format: Book