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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  • All the Rivers Run (1986)

    Author: Nancy Cato

    Published: in 1986 by New English Library

    Format: Book

  • Allana Arnot: The Best I Can Be (1998)

    Author: Allana Arnot

    Published: in 1998 by Pan Macmillan

    Dewey No.: 36243092

    Subject: Women air pilots; biography; physically handicapped; Aviation

    Format: Book

  • Along The Tracks with Malcolm Douglas - VHS 102 (1992)

    Author: Malcolm Douglas

    Published: in 1992 by Malcolm Douglas Films

    Subject: Travel; Australian Travel/Outback

    Format: VHS

  • Along The Way (2002)

    Author: Maureen Flanagan

    Published: in 2002 by Lexington Ave Press

    Dewey No.: 305.906

    Subject: AB

    Format: Book

  • Always A Lady: Courageous Women Of Colonial Australia (1990)

    Author: Nancy Donkin

    Published: in 1990 by Collins Dove

    Dewey No.: 994.020

    Subject: Chisholm, Caroline, 1808-1877. Australia. Biography. Women pioneers.

    Format: Book

  • Always Bells : Life With Ali (1969)

    Author: Winifred Stegar

    Published: in 1969 by Angus and Robertson

    Dewey No.: 915.3

    Subject: pilgrimage to Mecca, Ghan cameleers, Arabian peninsula, travels

    Format: Book

  • Amirah: An Un-Australian Childhood (1983)

    Author: Amirah Inglis

    Published: in 1983 by Heinemann, Australia

    Dewey No.: 920.72

    Subject: Inglis, Amirah, 1926-. Biographies. Childhood and youth. Jews. Jews Australia. Biography. Jewish children. Jewish women.

    Format: Book

  • An Australian Christmas Collection (1991)

    Author: Gwenda Hardie

    Published: in 1991 by Hodder & Stoughton

    Dewey No.: 820.803

    Subject: Christmas, Australia, Literary Collections, music, social life and customs

    Format: Book

  • An Australian Story 1837-1907 (1962)

    Author: Maie Casey

    Published: in 1962 by Sun Books

    Subject: memoir australia 50 years of progress

    Format: Book

  • An Authentic Life (1998)

    Author: Caroline Jones

    Published: in 1998 by ABC Books

    Dewey No.: 128092

    Subject: Finding Meaning and Spirituality in Everyday Life, Caroline Jones

    Format: Book

  • An Unselfish Life: The Pat Roles Story (1999)

    Author: Marea Stenmark

    Published: in 1999 by Gary Allen

    Dewey No.: 306.87430994

    Subject: Biog, Pat Roles/Mothers & Sons, Blind Kids, Society/disadvantaged -blind

    Format: Book

  • Anastasia, Woman Of Eureka: A Tribute To Anastasia Withers (2004)

    Author: Vivienne R. Worthington

    Published: in 2004 by Vivienne R. Worthington

    Dewey No.: 929.209

    Subject: Withers, Anastasia. Withers family. Flags. Ballarat. Eureka Stockade Victoria. Genealogy.

    Format: Book

  • Angel Larikin-Veronica Brady (2009)

    Author: Kathleen H Jordan

    Published: in 2009 by Round House Press

    Dewey No.: 271977092

    Subject: Biog. Catholic -board of ABC -traveller-(china)Veronica Brady

    Format: Book

  • Anger & Love: A Life Of Struggle And Commitment (1993)

    Author: Justina Williams

    Published: in 1993 by Fremantle Arts Centre Press

    Dewey No.: 828.309

    Subject: Williams, Justina, 1916- Communist Party. 20th century. Authors, Australian. Political activists. Social action. Biography. Western Australia. Women communists.

    Format: Book

  • Annabella Boswell's Journal (1987)

    Author: Herman Morton (Ed)

    Published: in 1987 by Angus & Robertson

    Dewey No.: 994.4

    Subject: Boswell, Annabella (1826-1916). Women pioneers. Australia. Diaries. History. 1788-1851. Sources. New South Wales. Social life and customs.

    Format: Book

  • Anne's Glory Box Patchwork & Stitchery: 44 Beautiful Projects to Make (2002)

    Author: Gloria Mc Kinnon

    Published: in 2002 by Craftworld Books

    Dewey No.: 746.4

    Subject: Handicraft -- Australia. Patchwork quilts Needlework . Contents Collection no. 1.

    Format: Book

  • Annette Kellerman Story - VHS 44 (2004)

    Author: Annette Kellerman

    Published: in 2004 by Storyline Australia

    Subject: Famous Australian Swimmer; SPORT

    Format: VHS

  • Annie Salter - VHS 68 (2003)

    Author: Salter Annie

    Published: in 2003 by ABC George Negus To-Night

    Subject: Victim of her time. Destitute Asylum; Adelaide Inmate Homeless; 5 children who did not know she was alive 50 years later

    Format: VHS

  • Another October Child: Recollections of Eleanor Spence

    Author: Eleanor Spence

    Published: by Collins Dove

    Subject: Spence, Eleanor, 1928 - -Biography.;Authors, Australian -20th Century - Biography

    Format: Book

  • Antarctic Australia (1981)

    Author: Jutta Hosel

    Published: in 1981 by Currey O'Neil

    Dewey No.: 919.890

    Subject: Australian territories and possessions. Antarctic regions Australian Antarctic Territory Description and travel.

    Format: Book

  • Antarctic Housewife (1971)

    Author: Nancy Eleanor Brown

    Published: in 1971 by Hutchinson of Australia

    Dewey No.: 919.711

    Subject: Antarctic. South Georgia. Description & travel. Personal observations

    Format: Book

  • Antartic Australia (1981)

    Author: Jutta Hosel

    Published: in 1981 by TC O'Neil Pty Ltd

    Format: Book

  • Archives at the Centre (1997)

    Author: Aust Soc of Archivists

    Published: in 1997 by Aust Soc of Archivists

    Subject: conference proceediings

  • Arresting Women: A History of Women in the Victoria Police (1997)

    Author: Colleen Woolley

    Published: in 1997 by Victoria Press

    Subject: Policewomen- Victoria - History

    Format: Book

  • Arriving in Alice Springs in 1946 (1)

    Author: Joan Deams

    Published: in 1

    Dewey No.: 920

    Subject: 1946 nursing, social life

    Format: Sound Recording