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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  • Australian Colonial Medicine (1979)

    Author: Jennifer Hagger

    Published: in 1979 by Rigby

    Subject: Medicine-Australia-History

    Format: Book

  • Australian Directory of Corporate Community Involvement (2003)

    Author: Louise Arkles (ed)

    Published: in 2003 by Philanthropy Australia Inc.

    Dewey No.: 001.440

    Subject: Philanthropy. Corporate sponsorship. Australia. Directories. Charitable uses, trusts and foundations

    Format: Book

  • Australian Enquiry Book (1985)

    Author: Lance Mrs Rawson

    Published: in 1985 by Kangroo Press

    Subject: Household & general information

    Format: Book

  • Australian Film, 1900-1977 : A Guide To Feature Film Production (1998)

    Author: Andrew Pike

    Published: in 1998 by Oxford University Press

    Dewey No.: 791.430

    Subject: Motion pictures. Australia. Plots, themes, etc. Motion pictures. Catalogs. Motion pictures. History.

    Format: Book

  • Australian Heritage Needlework: Victoriana (1993)

    Author: Jennifer Sanders editor

    Published: in 1993 by Lothian Publishing Co

    Dewey No.: 74644041

    Subject: Ausrtralian Heritage Needlework, needlework

    Format: Book

  • Australian Memories in Black and White: Fashion (2005)

    Author: Felicity Robinson

    Published: in 2005 by Murdoch Books

    Dewey No.: 39100 994

    Subject: Australian Memories In Black & White fashion, costumes, Aust. History, Fashion

    Format: Book

  • Australian Motion Picture Year Book 1981/82 (1982)

    Author: Peter Beilby (ed)

    Published: in 1982 by Cinema Papers

    Dewey No.: 791.430

    Subject: Cinema, Film, Television, Motion pictures. Australia. Motion picture industry. Periodicals.

    Format: Book

  • Australian Museums Directory (1972)

    Author: Aust. National Comm. for Internat. Cncl of Museums

    Published: in 1972 by Aust.Govt Publishing Service

    Subject: Museums in Australia

    Format: Book

  • Australian Nurses Since Nightingale 1860-1990 (1992)

    Author: Elizabeth Burchill

    Published: in 1992 by Spectrum Publications

    Subject: Nursing-Australia-History

    Format: Book

  • Australian Pioneer Women (1976)

    Author: Eve Pownall

    Published: in 1976 by Currey O'Neil

    Dewey No.: 994

    Subject: Pioneers. Australia. Women. History. Women pioneers

    Format: Book

  • Australian Pioneers (1976)

    Author: Jane Barnaby (ed)

    Published: in 1976 by Cassell Australia

    Dewey No.: 994

    Subject: Pioneers. History. Australia. Juvenile literature. Frontier and pioneer life, Biography

    Format: Book

  • Australian Pokerwork: A Guide (1992)

    Author: Helena Walsh

    Published: in 1992 by Kangaroo Press

    Format: Book

  • Australian Quilt Heritage (1998)

    Author: Margaret Roolfe

    Published: in 1998 by JB Fairfax Press

    Subject: quilting

    Format: Book

  • Australian Stories for Women: 40 Stories to Inspire Your Heart (2008)

    Author: David and Rachel Dixon ( ed )

    Published: in 2008 by Strand Publishing

    Dewey No.: 248.843

    Subject: women, Australia, Christian, spiritual life, anecdotes, conduct of life

    Format: Book

  • Australian Story 1837-1907 (1962)

    Author: Maie Casey

    Published: in 1962 by Sun Books

    Dewey No.: 012.CAS

    Subject: autobiography of Lady Casey wife of GG of Australia.

    Format: Book

  • Australian Story: Off the Record (2007)

    Author: Caroline Jones

    Published: in 2007 by ABC Books

    Dewey No.: 994.060

    Subject: behind the scenes of 12 most compelling stories. Australian story Television program Interviews Television Production and direction. Australia Biography.

    Format: Book

  • Australian Transport In The War Years (2007)

    Author: Liz Martin

    Published: in 2007 by Liz Martin

    Subject: No 11 in series TRANSPORT

    Format: Book

  • Australian True Life: A Hermannsburg Love Story: Dora's 1935 Journal (1996)

    Author: Eric & Ruth Fiebig (ed)

    Published: in 1996 by E R & R M Fiebig

    Dewey No.: 994.291

    Subject: Dora Pech's journal in 1935 about her travel to Hemannsburg mission, life there and consequent marriage to Art Latz

    Format: Book

  • Australian Walkabout (1968)

    Author: Brian McArdle (ed)

    Published: in 1968 by Lansdowne Press

    Dewey No.: 919.4

    Subject: Australia. Description and travel. Social life and customs. Collected works. Land and people. Northern Territory

    Format: Book

  • Australian Women - VHS 83


    Subject: Nancy Bird, Caroline Chisholm,Dawn Fraser, Mary Mac Killop, Oodgeroo Noonuccal,Pat O,Shane

    Format: VHS

  • Australian Women and Careers (1997)

    Author: Millicent & Janice Poole & Langan-Fox

    Published: in 1997 by Cambridge Univ.Press

    Dewey No.: 33140994

    Subject: Women-Employment-Australia

    Format: Book

  • Australian Women At The Wheel (2007)

    Author: Liz Martin

    Published: in 2007 by Liz Martin

    Subject: Women Drivers

    Format: Book

  • Australian Women At War (1996)

    Author: Patsy Adam-Smith

    Published: in 1996 by Australia: Penguin Books Australia Ltd. ; New York, N.Y., USA : Viking Penguin

    Dewey No.: 305.420

    Subject: Women in war. Australia. Social conditions. Employment. 20th century. World War, 1914-1918. World War, 1939-1945. Social conditions. Armed Forces

    Format: Book

  • Australian Women in Papua New Guinea: Colonial Passages 1920-1960 (1992)

    Author: Chilla Bulbeck

    Published: in 1992 by Cambridge University Press

    Dewey No.: 305.48803

    Subject: colonists-white women-sex role

    Format: Book

  • Australian Women Pilots (1995)

    Author: Mollie Dinham

    Published: in 1995 by Australian Women Pilots Assn

    Dewey No.: 629.13092

    Subject: aviation

    Format: Book