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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  • Mother Stayed at Home: Letters to a Travelling Daughter (1986)

    Author: Toni Mackenzie (ed)

    Published: in 1986 by Pan Books

    Dewey No.: 994.410

    Subject: Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Social life and customs -- 1945-1965.

    Format: Book

  • Mrs. State's Australian Cook Book (1941)

    Author: Doris State

    Published: in 1941 by Sydney City Council

    Dewey No.: 641.599

    Subject: Australian cooking, 1940s, recipes

    Format: Book

  • Mum Shirl: An Autobiography (1981)

    Author: Bobbi Sykes

    Published: in 1981 by Heinemann

    Dewey No.: 362.849915

    Subject: A/B Mum Shirl; A/B SHIRL Helped BLACK People in jail/homeless etc.

    Format: Book

  • Mum's the Word: Bicentennial Edition 1988 (1988)

    Author: Marea Stenmark

    Published: in 1988 by North Rocks Press

    Dewey No.: 305.489

    Subject: Portraits of great Australian mothers such as Elizabeth Macarthur, Caroline Chisholm, Mary Reibey, Sarah Durac, Judith Wright, Pixie O'Harris, Mary Gilmore and many others.This book looks at women's strengths, wisdom, love and their contribution to this nation.

    Format: Book

  • Munyi's Daughter: A Spirited Brumby (2000)

    Author: Nancy Barnes

    Published: in 2000 by Copy Master

    Dewey No.: 306.089915

    Subject: BIO'Barnes,Nancy - 1927 - BIO Society/Lost generation

    Format: Book

  • Muoi Trina - VHS 77

    Author: Muoi Trina

    Published: by ABC Australian Story

    Subject: Vietnamese Refuge- fostered by Len&Marie Archer from Qld.her story.

    Format: VHS

  • Murawina: Australian Women Of High Achievement (1993)

    Author: Roberta Sykes

    Published: in 1993 by Doubleday

    Dewey No.: 920.009

    Subject: Wilson, Mantatjara. Bin-Sallik, Mary Ann. Dudgeon, Patricia. Johnson, Eva. Mamarika, Talapindja. Ganambarr, Mutilna. Shaw, Barbara Catherine. Cummings, Barbara, 1948- Stanton, Vai. Women. Biography. Ceramics. Race relations. Stereotyping. Social behaviour. Roles. Employment. Women, Aboriginal Australian. Biography. Aboriginal Australian. Women, Torres Strait Islander. Social behaviour. Roles. Employment. Labour market. Women. Art. Ceramics. Race relations. Racism. Stereotyping.

    Format: Book

  • Museum Texts: Communication Frameworks (Museum Meanings) (2006)

    Author: Louise J Ravelli

    Published: in 2006 by Routledge

    Dewey No.: 069

    Subject: Framework for communication in museums

    Format: Book

  • Museums Address List - New Zealand (1995)

    Author: Tony Cairns

    Published: in 1995 by Museums Assn of Aoteroa, New Zealand

  • Museums Galleries Australia Magazine (2016)

    Author: Museums Galleries Australia, (issuing body.)

    Published: in 2016 by Museums Galleries Australia

    Dewey No.: 069.099

    Subject: Museums. Periodicals. Australia

    Format: Book

  • My Alice: A Personal History of Alice Springs (1991)

    Author: Shirley Brown

    Published: in 1991 by S. Brown

    Dewey No.: 994.291

    Subject: Brown, Shirley Ledwig. History. Northern Territory. Alice Springs Region. Anecdotes.

    Format: Book

  • My Boys (2000)

    Author: Mrs Aeneas (Jeannie) Gunn

    Published: in 2000 by Monbulk RSL Sub-branch

    Dewey No.: 355.0099452

    Subject: Australian military history; Military

    Format: Book

  • My Brilliant Career (1994)

    Author: Miles Franklin

    Published: in 1994 by Southern Star Duplitek ABC

    Dewey No.: 890

    Subject: My Bri;lliant Career read by Miranda Otto

    Format: Cassette

  • My Bush Book : K. Langloh Parker's 1890s Story Of Outback Station Life. (1982)

    Author: Marcie Muir

    Published: in 1982 by Rigby

    Dewey No.: 928.21

    Subject: Bootha. Parker, Catherine Somerville (Field). Muir, Marcie. Parker, K. Langloh (Katie Langloh), 1856-1940. Station life. Country life. Ranchers. New South Wales. Yuwaalaraay /​ Euahlayi /​ Yuwaaliyaay people Baiame. Settlement and contacts. Colonisation. 1851. Stories and motifs. Cultural heroes. Yuwaalaraay /​ Euahlayi /​ Yuwaaliyaay language. Economic sectors. Agriculture and horticulture. Pastoral industry. History. Biographies. Non-Indigenous. Autobiographies. Health. Treatments. Traditional. Clever people. Ranch life

    Format: Book

  • My Congenials: Miles Franklin and friends in letters: Volume One 1879-1938 (1993)

    Author: Jill Roe (ed)

    Published: in 1993 by Angus & Robertson

    Dewey No.: A823.2

    Subject: BIO Franklin, Miles,1879-1954 -Correspondence; Novelists, Australian, AUTHORS

    Format: Book

  • My Father's Moon (1989)

    Author: Elizabeth Jolley

    Published: in 1989 by Penguin Books

    Dewey No.: 823.3

    Subject: Novel

    Format: Book

  • My God ! It's a Woman (1990)

    Author: Nancy Bird

    Published: in 1990 by Collins Angus & Robertsons

    Dewey No.: 629.130

    Subject: BIO Walton, Nancy Bird 1915- Air pilots-Australia; Aviation

    Format: Book

  • My God! It's a Woman: The autobiography of Nancy Bird (1990)

    Author: Nancy Bird

    Published: in 1990 by Collins/Angus & Robertson

    Dewey No.: 629.130

    Subject: Walton,Nancy Bird 1915 -- Air pilots- Australia- Biography

    Format: Book

  • My Life (1939)

    Author: Jean Batten

    Published: in 1939 by The Aviation Book Club

    Dewey No.: 629.

    Subject: Autobiography Aviation; AVIATION; women aviatrix, aeronautics, flights, Australia, New Zealand

    Format: Book

  • My Life With Charles Chauvel (1973)

    Author: Elsa Chauvel

    Published: in 1973 by Shakespeare Head Press

    Dewey No.: 791.432

    Subject: Chauvel, Charles, 1897-1959. Kunoth, Ngarla. Tudawali, Robert, 1930-1967. Kunoth-Monks, Rosie. Chauvel, Elsa, 1898-1983. Chauvel, Charles Edward, 1897-1959. Motion picture producers and directors. Motion picture industry. History. Production and direction. Motion picture producers and directors. Biography. Motion pictures. Production and direction. Film - Ethnographic. Ngarla people. Northern Territory. Cape York Peninsula. Palm Island. CHAUVEL, CHARLES CHAUVEL, ELSA FORTY THOUSAND HORSEMEN (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1940) RATS OF TOBRUK, THE (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1944) JEDDA (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1955) UNCIVILISED. Australia

    Format: Book

  • My Other World (2001)

    Author: Margaret Whitlam

    Published: in 2001 by Allen & Unwin

    Dewey No.: 910.92

    Subject: Voyages and travels. Anecdotes. 20th century. Women travelers. Prime ministers' spouses. Journeys. Europe Women travelers. Biography

    Format: Book

  • My Own Life (1993)

    Author: Hazel Hawke

    Published: in 1993 by Text Publishing

    Dewey No.: 994.063

    Subject: Bio. Hawke. Hazel. Hawke, Bob,1929. Prime Ministers' Wives

    Format: Book

  • My People (1970)

    Author: Kath Walker

    Published: in 1970 by Jacaranda Press Pty Ltd

    Dewey No.: 821.3

    Subject: Poems, POETRY

    Format: Book

  • My Place (1992)

    Author: Sally Morgan

    Published: in 1992 by Fremantle Arts Centre

    Dewey No.: 994.004

    Subject: Morgan, Sally, 1951. Families. Biography. Race discrimination. Manners and customs. Aboriginal peoples in literature. Social identity. Aboriginality. Palyku people. Sacred sites. Social conditions. Race discrimination. Social life and customs. Western Australia. Corunna Downs. Perth. Australian Women. Biography Aboriginal Australians. Social life and customs Corunna, Daisy. Corunna, Arthur. Women. Aboriginal Australian. Literature and stories. Juvenile. Western Australia. Fremantle

    Format: Book

  • My Story (2014)

    Author: Julia Gillard

    Published: in 2014 by A Knopf Book, published by Random House Australia

    Dewey No.: 324.294

    Subject: Gillard, Julia, 1961- Australian Labor Party. 21st century. Women politicians. Women prime ministers. Political leadership. Politics and government. 2010- Australia. Election, Federal, 2010 International relations. Media coverage. Members characteristics. Minority government. Rudd, Kevin Sexism. Autobiography. Former Prime Ministers. Women Members. ALP Party. Political leadership Australian

    Format: Book