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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  • As I Was Saying (1990)

    Author: Margaret Geddes (compiled by)

    Published: in 1990 by Five Mile Press

    Dewey No.: 082.082

    Subject: wit and wisdom of Australian Women, sayings, poems, cartoons

    Format: Book

  • As the Twig is Bent: The Childhood Recollections of Sixteen Prominent Australians (1979)

    Author: Terry Lane (ed)

    Published: in 1979 by Dove Communications

    Dewey No.: 920.094

    Subject: Helpmann, Robert -- Biography. Clark, Manning, 1915-1991. Noonuccal, Oodjeroo, 1920-1993. Killen, James, Sir, 1925- Lovell, Patricia. Deveson, Anne. Hawke, Bob, 1929- Mackerras, Charles. Adams, Phillip, 1939- Keneally, Thomas. Schepisi, Fred. Packer, Kerry, 1937-2005. Nossal, Gustav, 1931- Pugh, Clifton Ernest, 1924-1990. Dreyfus, George. Australians. Child Psychology. Biography. Autobiography. Child psychology. Children. Childhood reminiscences

    Format: Book

  • As We Wave You Goodbye: Australian Women and War (1998)

    Author: Jan Bassett

    Published: in 1998 by Oxford University Press

    Dewey No.: 820.803

    Subject: War-Literary collections;Australian literature-women authors,A collection of women's writings about the wars in which Australia has participated - Comprising poetry, fiction and non-fiction by authors such as Mary Grant Bruce, Ethel Turner, Nancy Wake, Judith Wright, Ramona Kaval, Kylie Tennant, Vivian Bulwinkle.

    Format: Book

  • Astronauts, Lost Souls & Dragons: Voices of Chinese Australians in Conversation (1997)

    Author: Diana Giese

    Published: in 1997 by Univ. of Qld Press

    Subject: 1/Oral history 2/Chinese-Australia-Interviews

    Format: Book

  • Aunts up the Cross (1965)

    Author: Robin Dalton

    Published: in 1965 by Penguin Books

    Format: Book

  • Australia Felix: The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney (1962)

    Author: Henry Handel Richardson

    Published: in 1962 by The Norton Library

    Format: Book

  • Australia For Women : Travel And Culture (1994)

    Author: Susan Hawthorne (ed)

    Published: in 1994 by Spinifex Press

    Dewey No.: 919.404

    Subject: Women. Women travelers. Guidebooks. Description and travel. Australia. Social life and customs.

    Format: Book

  • Australia From A Woman's Point Of View (1981)

    Author: Jessie Ackerman

    Published: in 1981 by Cassell Australia

    Dewey No.: 994.032

    Subject: Women. Feminist viewpoints. Early works. 19th century. Social conditions 1891-1901. Social life and customs. Description and travel.

    Format: Book

  • Australia On The Hoof (2007)

    Author: Liz Martin

    Published: in 2007 by Liz Martin

    Subject: Road Heritage No 4 in series

    Format: Book

  • Australia Remembers: Yandina Women Remember (1995)

    Author: Audienne Blyth (ed)

    Published: in 1995 by A. Blyth

    Dewey No.: 940.531

    Subject: Pacific Area. Aerial operations. Personal narratives, Australian. Women in war. History. War work. Women in war -- Queensland -- Yandina -- History -- 20th century.

    Format: Book

  • Australia: A Criminal Justice System Weighted Against Aboriginal People

    Author: Amnesty International

    Format: Book

  • Australia's Daughters: Woman and Society (1978)

    Author: Rosemary Auchmuty

    Published: in 1978 by Methuen

    Dewey No.: 301.41

    Subject: Women- Australia - History, women's rights

    Format: Book

  • Australia's First Lady: The Story of Elizabeth Macarthur (1991)

    Author: Lennard Bickel

    Published: in 1991 by Allen & Unwin

    Dewey No.: 994.402

    Subject: Macarthur, Elizabeth, 1766-1850. Women Animal breeding. Sheep History. Frontier and pioneer life. Macarthur, Elizabeth 1766-1850. New South Wales History Women pioneers Australia. Biography

    Format: Book

  • Australia's Founding Mothers (1978)

    Author: Helen Heney

    Published: in 1978 by Thomas Nelson Australia Ltd

    Dewey No.: 301.4120994

    Subject: Australian women's history; 1787-1822, convicts, emancipation,morals

    Format: Book

  • Australia's Northern Capital: A Short History of Darwin (2005)

    Author: David Carment

    Published: in 2005 by Historical Society of the Northern Territory

    Dewey No.: 994.295

    Subject: This book explorer the origins and evolution of Darwin, Australia's only tropical capital city

    Format: Book

  • Australia's Oral History Collections: A National Directory (1992)

    Author: Martin (ed) Woods

    Published: in 1992 by National Library of Australia

    Dewey No.: 016.9072

    Subject: Oral history, genealogy, public records

    Format: Book

  • Australia's Quilts: A Directory of Patchwork Treasures (1999)

    Author: Jenny Manning

    Published: in 1999 by A Q D Press

    Subject: quilting

    Format: Book

  • Australia's Road Transport Heritage (1995)

    Author: Liz Martin

    Published: in 1995 by Liz Martin

    Subject: road transport

    Format: Book

  • Australia's Road Transport Heritage Collection- Australia On The Hoof No4 (2007)

    Author: Liz Martin

    Published: in 2007 by Liz Martin

    Dewey No.: 388MAR

    Subject: Bullocks, horses, camels, and donkeys transport in early days

    Format: Book

  • Australia's Road Transport Heritage Collection- Women At The Wheel N0 8 (2007)

    Author: Liz Martin

    Published: in 2007 by Liz Martin

  • Australia's Road Transport Heritage Collection.-Australian Transport In The War Years No11 (2007)

    Author: Liz Martin

    Published: in 2007 by Liz Martin

    Dewey No.: 388MAR

    Subject: Transport in the War year, roads

    Format: Book

  • Australia's Road Transport Heritage-Collection. 1932 A.E.C. Government Roadtrain No10 (1995)

    Author: Liz Martin

    Published: in 1995 by Liz Martin

    Dewey No.: 388.MAR

    Subject: Freight transport. Roads. Heavy vehicle. History. Australia.Haulage.

    Format: Book

  • Australia's Yesterdays: A Look At Our Recent Past (1974)

    Author: Cyril Pearl

    Published: in 1974 by Readers Digest Services Pty Ltd

    Dewey No.: 994​.04

    Subject: Social conditions; 1900-1970; Pictorial works. Social life and customs Social conditions 20th century. Biography. Australia Civilization.

    Format: Book

  • Australian Aboriginal Decorative Art (1974)

    Author: Frederick McCarthy

    Published: in 1974 by Trustees of the Australian Museum

    Dewey No.: 709.011

    Subject: Traditional Aboriginal artistic designs based on mythology and ritual engraved or painted on boomerangs, spears, shields, bark, articles of personal adornment and ceremonial objects from regions of Australia.

    Format: Book

  • Australian Aborigines (1974)

    Author: A P Elkin

    Published: in 1974 by Angus & Robertson

    Dewey No.: 301.2

    Subject: Aborigines, Australia - Culture

    Format: Book