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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  • A Wealth of Women: Australian women's lives from 1788 to the present (2001)

    Author: Alison Alexander

    Published: in 2001 by Duffy and Snellgrove

    Format: Book

  • A Web of Friendship: Selected letters (1928 - 1973) (1992)

    Author: Christina Stead (ed Geering, E.G)

    Published: in 1992 by Angus & Robertson

    Subject: Stead,Christina, 1902 - 1983; Authors, Australian - 20th Century - Correspondence

    Format: Book

  • A Winning Faith: The Margaret Court Story (1993)

    Author: Barbara Oldfield

    Published: in 1993 by Sovereign World

    Format: Book

  • A Woman in a Man's World (1971)

    Author: Helen Moyes

    Published: in 1971 by Alpha Books

    Dewey No.: 301.412

    Subject: Moyes, Helen, 1881- Great Britain. Biography. History. Feminists. England. Australia. Women in public life.

    Format: Book

  • A Woman of Difference: Augusta Zadow and the 1894 Factories Act (1995)

    Author: Christine Finnimore

    Published: in 1995 by Workcover Corpn & Christine Finnimore

    Format: Book

  • A Woman's Education: The Road From Coorain Leads To Smith College (2001)

    Author: Jill Ker Conway

    Published: in 2001 by Vintage

    Dewey No.: 378.009

    Subject: Conway, Jill K., 1934-2018. Smith College. Women College presidents, United States, Biography. United States.

    Format: Book

  • A Year At Bullo (1997)

    Author: Sara Henderson

    Published: in 1997 by Macmillan

    Subject: life on ouyback station NT social life & customs

    Format: Book

  • About Us - VHS 3 (2003 TV story of her life in the bush; died in 1951)

    Author: Daisy Bates

    Published: in 2003 TV story of her life in the bush; died in 1951

    Dewey No.: SBS 2003

    Subject: Australia

    Format: VHS

  • Absence of Evidence (1994)

    Author: Fremantle Arts Centre

    Published: in 1994 by Fremantle Arts Centre

    Format: Book

  • Adela Pankhurst: The Wayward Suffragette 1885-1961 (1996)

    Author: Verna Coleman

    Published: in 1996 by Melbourne Uni Press

    Dewey No.: 994.040

    Subject: Walsh, Adela Pankhurst. Pankhurst, Adela, 1885-1961. Suffragists. Women political activists. Australia. Socialism History Biography. Women political activists. Biography. Women in politics Feminism Pacifism Pankhurst, Adela 1885-1961 Suffragists. Women political activists. Australia Biography

    Format: Book

  • Adelaide Ironside: The Pilgrim of Art (1987)

    Author: Jill Poulton

    Published: in 1987 by Hale & Ironmonger

    Format: Book

  • Adelie Hurley Video 39


    Subject: daughter of Frank Hurley -sister of Toni Mody Photographer ist Press photographer

    Format: VHS

  • Advice to a Young Lady in the Colonies: Being a Letter Sent from Mrs E of England to Maria Macarthur in the Colony of N.S.Wales in 1812 (1979)

    Author: Margaret Barca (ed)

    Published: in 1979 by Greenhouse Publications

    Dewey No.: 642.4

    Subject: Mrs. E. Macarthur. Maria King. MacArthur, Maria. Dinners and dining. Entertaining. Menus. History. Sources. Social life and customs 1788-1851. New South Wales. Social conditions

    Format: Book

  • Against all Odds: Gai Waterhouse: Woman in a Man's World (1996)

    Author: Kevin Perkins

    Published: in 1996 by Pan Macmillam

    Dewey No.: 798.400

    Subject: Waterhouse,Gai,1952- ;Women in horse racing, Australia, Biography, race horse training

    Format: Book

  • Against the Current: The Story of Adeline Keating (1987)

    Author: Joan Hellegers

    Published: in 1987 by J M Dent

    Subject: Keating, Adeline, The Myer Emporium

    Format: Book

  • Against the Odds (1998)

    Author: Connie Keat

    Published: in 1998 by Connie Keat

    Format: Book

  • Alanya, Ngaanyatjarra Culture Life Health Design Fashion Beauty Art & Music (2016)

    Author: Wilurarra Creative

    Published: in 2016 by Wilurrara Creative

    Dewey No.: 746.920

    Subject: Stories of young Ngaanyatjarra people living in remote desert community about life, health, design, fashion, beauty art and music

    Format: Book

  • Alice on the Line (1988)

    Author: Doris Blackwell

    Published: in 1988 by Kevin Weldon

    Dewey No.: 994.291

    Subject: Blackwell, Doris. Social conditions. Alice Springs (N.T.). History.

    Format: Book

  • Alice Springs History and the people who made it (1988)

    Author: peter Donovan

    Published: in 1988 by AS Town Council

    Dewey No.: 994.291

  • Alice Springs As It Was: In Old Photographs (1996)

    Author: Henk Guth

    Published: in 1996 by Henk Guth

    Dewey No.: 919.429

    Subject: Photography. Pictorial works. Northern Territory Alice Springs. Australian

    Format: Book

  • Alice Springs Assignment (1995)

    Author: Margaret Stiller

    Published: in 1995 by Tiltili

    Dewey No.: 331.761

    Subject: Romance fiction, Nurses, Northern Territory, Alice Springs

    Format: Book

  • Alice Springs: From Singing Wire to Iconic Outback Town (2016)

    Author: Stuart Traynor

    Published: in 2016 by Wakefield Press

    Dewey No.: 994.291

    Subject: Economic conditions. Social life. History. Todd, Charles, Sir, 1826-1910. Willshire, William Henry, 1852-1925. Gillen, Frank (Francis James), 1855-1912. Bradshaw, Tom. McKay, Ida. White, Jessie. The Bungalow. Communications. Telecommunications. Telegraphy. Colonisation. 1851. Explorers. Settlement and contacts. Settlers. Frontier conflict. Frontier conflict. Policing. Native police. Child /​ parent separation. Stolen generations. Child welfare. Children's homes. Education. Skills and curriculum. Domestic science. Arrernte /​ Aranda people. Growth. Economic history. Manners and customs. Cities and towns. Overland Telegraph Line. History. Mparntwe /​ Alice Springs. Oodnadatta. Yurrkarrn /​ Coniston

    Format: Book

  • Alice Springs: Its History & The People Who Made It (1998)

    Author: Peter Donovan

    Published: in 1998 by Alice Springs Town Council

    Dewey No.: 994.291

    Subject: Pink, Olive M, 1884-1975. Namatjira, Albert, 1902-1959. Alice Springs. CAAMA Productions. Habitation. Camps. Fringe and town. Catholic Church. Religions. Christianity. Missions. Settlement and contacts - Colonisation. 1851. Defence. Armed forces. Veterans. Employment. Labour market. Settlement and contacts. Explorers. Mining industry. Pastoral industry. Land rights . Claims, disputes, hearings. Land rights. Excisions and leases. Remote area broadcasting. Media. Associations and cooperatives. Mining industry. Photography. Ethnographic. Race relations. Violent. Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. To 1900. Race relations. Racism. Stereotyping. Sacred sites. Substance use. Alcohol. Barrow Creek. Yurrkarrn /​ Coniston. Ntaria /​ Hermannsburg. Mparntwe /​ Alice Springs. Alice Springs. Alice Springs History. Alice Springs Town Council

    Format: Book

  • All At Sea On Land : And First Lady Ten Years On (1998)

    Author: Kay Cottee

    Published: in 1998 by Random House Australia

    Dewey No.: 910.410

    Subject: Cottee,Kay 1954. Voyages around the world. Motivational speakers. Yachting. Women and the sea. Celebrities

    Format: Book

  • All My Love (1991)

    Author: Anne Brooksbank

    Published: in 1991 by Minerva Aus.

    Subject: Gilmore,Dame Mary, 1865-1962,in fiction,drama,poetry etc.

    Format: Book