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 Women Through 200 Years: 200 Years in Pictures (1992)

    Author: Margaret Adamson

    Published: in 1992 by Kangaroo Press

    Dewey No.: 305.4099

    Subject: pioneers

    Format: Book

  • Australian Women: New Feminist Perspectives (1986)

    Author: Norma Grieve (ed)

    Published: in 1986 by Oxford University Press

    Dewey No.: 305.4

    Subject: Feminism; Australia etc

    Format: Book

  • Australian Women: Feminist Perspectives (1981)

    Author: Norma Grieve

    Published: in 1981 by Oxford University Press

    Dewey No.: 305 429 994

    Subject: Australian women, social conditions, women's rights

    Format: Book

  • Australian Women's Weekly 70 Birthday - VHS 82 (2003)


    Published: in 2003 by ABC This is your life

    Subject: birthday ofAustralian woman's weekly

    Format: VHS

  • Australians at War: Key Dates & Data Since 1901 (1997)

    Author: Richard Reid,Dr

    Published: in 1997 by C'wealth Dept of Veterans' Affairs

    Dewey No.: 355.0094

    Subject: War

    Format: Book

  • Autoboigraphy of My Mother (1986)

    Author: Meg Stewart

    Published: in 1986 by Penguin Books

    Dewey No.: 759.994

    Subject: Coen,Margaret.1913 - ; Women Painters-Australia-Biography

    Format: Book

  • Aviatrix (1981)

    Author: Elinor Smith

    Published: in 1981 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc

    Dewey No.: 0629 0294

    Subject: Auto B.

    Format: Book

  • Baked Beans in the Outback & Curry in Kashmir (1999)

    Author: Mary Taylor

    Published: in 1999 by West Enterprises

    Dewey No.: 919.4

    Subject: Taylor, Mary. Women. Australia. Description and travel.

    Format: Book

  • Barbara Baynton: Between two worlds, a biography (1989)

    Author: Penne Hackforth-Jones

    Published: in 1989 by Penguin Books

    Dewey No.: 823.2

    Subject: Baynton,Barbara, 1857-1929 ; Biography

    Format: Book

  • Barking Dogs: Stories and Poems for Radio by Central Australian Writers (1995)

    Author: Various

    Published: in 1995 by Barking Dogs Collective

    Dewey No.: 828.3

    Subject: stories and Poems for radio

    Format: Book

  • Barossa Women : A Heart-Warming Family Saga Set In The Barossa Valley (1988)

    Author: Margaret Stiller

    Published: in 1988 by Tiltili Books

    Dewey No.: 823.3

    Subject: Darwin (N.T.). Fiction. Northern Territory. Barossa Valley (S.A.). Social life and customs

    Format: Book

  • Be Beautiful (1940)

    Author: Jean Cleland

    Published: in 1940 by Consolidated Press

    Dewey No.: 391

    Subject: self improvement, Beauty Tips

    Format: Book

  • Beating About The Bush (1963)

    Author: Sarah Mussen

    Published: in 1963 by Jarrolds

    Dewey No.: 919.4

    Subject: autobiography-travels in the southern hemisphere. Description and travel. Australia. New Zealand. Pictorial works.

    Format: Book

  • Becoming A Top Woman Manager (1988)

    Author: Leonie Still

    Published: in 1988 by Allen & Unwin

    Dewey No.: 658.409

    Subject: Advice for women achieving management status

    Format: Book

  • Beds I Have Slept In and Other Stories (not stated)

    Author: Marjorie Gook

    Published: in not stated by appears self-published

    Dewey No.: 823

    Subject: Marjorie is the last WW1 veteran widow in the Northern Territory - and at 93 she's got some great stories to tell about her husband's life and her own

    Format: Book

  • Before The White Man (1974)

    Author: J. Peter White

    Published: in 1974 by Reader's Digest Services

    Dewey No.: 994.004

    Subject: Aboriginal Life in Prehistoric Cultural processes. Social life and customs. Art. Rock art. Technology Tools. Civilization. Aboriginal Australians Antiquities.

    Format: Book

  • Before Their Footsteps Fade Forever (2014)

    Author: Greg and Chris Darcy

    Published: in 2014 by Forgotten Books

    Dewey No.: 823.8

    Subject: Personal history of ancestors who traveled from Ireland to outback Queensland. A history of social life and customs in the 19th century

    Format: Book

  • Beginnings: The First Decade of the Northern Territory Women's Advisory Council 1983-1993 (1994)

    Author: Mickey Dewar

    Published: in 1994 by NT Women's Advisory Council

    Dewey No.: 360

    Subject: NT Women

    Format: Book

  • Behind the Wall: The Women of the Destitute Asylum Adelaide 1852-1918 (1994)

    Author: Mary Geyer

    Published: in 1994 by Axiom Publishers

    Dewey No.: 305.569

    Subject: women destitute

    Format: Book

  • Being Australian Women: Belonging, Citizenship and Identity (2000)

    Author: Cheryl Lange (ed)

    Published: in 2000 by Univ of WA., Dept of History

    Dewey No.: 305409941

    Subject: Australian Citizens

    Format: Book

  • Berna Madill (1991)


    Published: in 1991

    Dewey No.: 920

    Subject: Berna Madill

    Format: Sound Recording

  • Beryl Beaurepaire (1999)

    Author: Michael McKernan

    Published: in 1999 by Queensland University Press

    Subject: founder national women's council, Politics

    Format: Book

  • Better than Dancing: The Wandering Years of a Young Australian, Mary Brennan (1987)

    Author: Elaine McKenna

    Published: in 1987 by Greenhouse

    Dewey No.: 920.720

    Subject: Brennan, Mary. Women household employees. Women domestics. Women. World War, 1914-1918 Great Britain. Women household employees. Biography. Social conditions. Australia. Great Britain.

    Format: Book

  • Between the Dances (2015)

    Author: Jacqueline Dinan

    Published: in 2015 by Jane Curry Publishing

    Dewey No.: 940.530

    Subject: The changes in women's lives brought about by WWII. Women struggled with gender stereotypes in nursing, farmhands, munition workers ad in the defence forces. New opportunities for women and social liberation. Respite from war at weekly dances

    Format: Book

  • Between Two Worlds (1995)

    Author: Rowena MacDonald

    Published: in 1995 by IAD Press

    Dewey No.: 36270899915

    Subject: Stolen Generation

    Format: Book