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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  • My Wife, My Daughter and Poor Mary Ann (1979)

    Author: Beverley Kingston

    Published: in 1979 by Thomas Nelson Aust. P/L

    Dewey No.: 331 4

    Subject: Womens place in Society, Society

    Format: Book

  • Myself When Young: Together With An Essay On The Art Of Henry Handel Richardson (1948)

    Author: Henry Handel (aka Ethel F.L.Robertson) Richardson

    Published: in 1948 by William Heinemann Ltd

    Dewey No.: 823.2

    Subject: Richardson, Henry Handel, pseud. Richardson, Henry Handel, 1870-1946. Criticism and interpretation. Biography. Women novelists, Australian. Biography. Authors

    Format: Book

  • Name Dropping: an incomplete memoir (2004)

    Author: Kate Fitzpatrick

    Published: in 2004 by Harper Collins

    Dewey No.: 823.3

    Subject: memoir Fitzpatrick,Kate; name dropping; an incomplete memoir; MEMOIR/Social

    Format: Book

  • Nancy Bird Walton - VHS 4

    Author: Nancy Bird/Walton

    Subject: Aviatrix; story of her life; Biography

    Format: VHS

  • Nancy Wake (1958)

    Author: Russell Braddon

    Published: in 1958 by Pan Books

    Dewey No.: 940.534

    Subject: Nancy Wake, resistance movements, France, Biography, Secret service, Great Britain Underground movements, War, the white mouse

    Format: Book

  • Nancy Wake: Biography Of Our Greatest War Heroine (2002)

    Author: Peter FitzSimons

    Published: in 2002 by Harper Collins Publishers

    Dewey No.: 940.534

    Subject: Wake, Nancy, 1912-2011. White Mouse. Secret service. Underground movements. France. Secret service. Great Britain. World war 1939-1945. Personal narratives, New Zealand

    Format: Book

  • National Modern Home Cookery : More Than 600 Favourite Recipes for Soups, Fish, Meat, Vegetables, Sweets, Savouries, Cakes, etc. (1936)

    Author: Home Cookery

    Published: in 1936 by Syndicate Publishing Co.

    Dewey No.: 641.5

    Subject: recipes

    Format: Book

  • Nene (2002)

    Author: Peter Fitzsimons

    Published: in 2002 by Harper Collins

    Dewey No.: 070.92

    Subject: BIO N. King journalism women, magazines/a.women's weekly/womens day

    Format: Book

  • Netball Heroes: 30 greats of the game (2005)

    Author: Liz Ellis

    Published: in 2005 by Allen & Unwin

    Dewey No.: 796 3240922

    Subject: 30 greats of the game, women netball players, SPORT/NETBALL

    Format: Book

  • Never Tell Me Never (1994)

    Author: Janine Shepherd

    Published: in 1994

    Dewey No.: 362 430925

    Subject: A/B Janine Shepherd; Society/disadvantaged women

    Format: Book

  • New Guinea Nurse (1967)

    Author: Elizabeth Burchill

    Published: in 1967 by Rigby Ltd

    Dewey No.: 610 73099


    Format: Book

  • New Lives for Old (1940)

    Author: Edith S Abbott

    Published: in 1940 by Hunkin Ellis & King

    Dewey No.: 394.9942

    Subject: PRISON LIFE IN 1812, penetentary work by salvation army

    Format: Book

  • New Zealand Herstory 1977 a New Zealand woman's calendar 1977 (1976)

    Author: Dunedin Collective for Women

    Published: in 1976 by John McIndoe

  • No Easy Path: The Life and Times of Lilian Violet Cooper (1991)

    Author: Lesley M. Williams

    Published: in 1991 by Amphion Press

    Dewey No.: 617.092

    Subject: Biography women surgeons; MEDICAL/WOMEN SURGEONS

    Format: Book

  • No Limits: JOYCE BROWN (1996)

    Author: Edie Smithers

    Published: in 1996 by Varenna P/L

    Dewey No.: 796

    Subject: netball, SPORT/NETBALL

    Format: Book

  • No Man's Land: Women of the Northern Territory (1989)

    Author: Barbara James

    Published: in 1989 by Collins

    Dewey No.: 994.290008

    Subject: Women-Northern Territory-History, NT History

    Format: Book

  • No Monument Of Stone (1992)

    Author: Allan L Peters

    Published: in 1992 by Allen Peters

    Dewey No.: 364.152

    Subject: Biography of Elizabeth Woolcock; SOCIETY/WOMAN MURDERER/1873

    Format: Book

  • No Picnic (1995)

    Author: Patricia Lovell

    Published: in 1995 by Pan MacMillan

    Dewey No.: 791.430233

    Subject: BIO Lovell,Patricia ; Motion picture producers & directors-Australia, CInema/producers/directors

    Format: Book

  • No Place For A Nervous Lady: Voices From The Australian Bush (1995)

    Author: Lucy Frost

    Published: in 1995 by University of Queensland Press

    Dewey No.: 994.020

    Subject: Frontier and pioneer life. Women pioneers. Biography. Rural conditions. Australia. History 1788-1900

    Format: Book

  • No Place for A Woman: Maisie Young, 1912-2006 - VHS 100 (2006)

    Author: Masie Young

    Published: in 2006 by ABC Stateline NT

    Subject: NT pioneer publican author

    Format: VHS

  • No Rising Generation: Women & Fertility in Late 19th Century Australia (1988)

    Author: Pat Quiggan

    Published: in 1988 by ANU Depy of demography research school of social sciences

    Dewey No.: 304.6.30944

    Subject: Family Size-Australia-History-19thCentury, marriage patterns, education & employment, feminism society /family size

    Format: Book

  • No Roads Go By (1949)

    Author: Myrtle Rose White

    Published: in 1949 by George Allen & Unwin

    Dewey No.: 636.201

    Subject: A/Bio; life in outback SA; OUTBACK S.A.PIONEERS

    Format: Book

  • No Town Like Alice (1979)

    Author: Maisie McKenzie

    Published: in 1979 by Rigby

    Dewey No.: 994.291

    Subject: McKenzie, D. G. McKenzie, Maisie. Northern Territory. Alice Springs. Social life. Personal observations. Aboriginal Australians. Social life and customs. Religions. Christianity. Uniting Church. Manners and customs. Mparntwe /​ Alice Springs. Aputula /​ Finke

    Format: Book

  • Nobody Nowhere: The Remarkable Autobiography of an Autistic Girl (1992)

    Author: Donna Williams

    Published: in 1992 by Bantam Books

    Dewey No.: 616.858

    Subject: Williams, Donna, 1963. Australia. Autobiography. Autism. Patients. Biography. Disability studies. People with disabilities.

    Format: Book

  • Noeline (2005)

    Author: Noeline Brown

    Published: in 2005 by Allen &​ Unwin

    Dewey No.: 792.028

    Subject: Brown Noeline, Politicians, Australia, Biography, Politicians, Actors, Actresses

    Format: Book