HerStory

Wel­come to our unique and com­pre­hen­sive reg­is­ter of wom­en’s achieve­ments in Australia. 

Estab­lished in 1993, it is the only archive in Aus­tralia ded­i­cat­ed to the his­to­ry of women from all walks of life.

Her­Sto­ry is a phys­i­cal archive con­tain­ing thou­sands of doc­u­ments, pho­tographs and cor­re­spon­dence kept in files.

Over time, we are mak­ing these avail­able online, hon­our­ing wom­en’s achieve­ments as an inte­gral part of Aus­tralian history.

You can explore the sto­ries in the archive by click­ing the link below. 


Sto­ries of sig­nif­i­cant Aus­tralian women, their achieve­ments and con­tri­bu­tions, are fea­tured in this unique resource ded­i­cat­ed to pre­serv­ing this impor­tant aspect of Aus­tralian his­to­ry. With a focus on pio­neer­ing women and those first in their field, this archive cel­e­brates ordi­nary women who have led extra­or­di­nary lives.

The phys­i­cal Her­Sto­ry Archive holds thou­sands of pho­tographs, media clip­pings, books, audios record­ings, cor­re­spon­dence, objects and ephemera which the muse­um began col­lect­ing in 1993

In 2000 we com­menced devel­op­ing the Her­Sto­ry Archive online to make these remark­able wom­en’s achieve­ments acces­si­ble. Explore wom­en’s achieve­ments by just brows­ing or using search terms for top­ics, pro­fes­sions or indi­vid­ual you are inter­est­ed in.

We are con­stant­ly updat­ing and adding infor­ma­tion and wel­come new sub­mis­sions, addi­tions and alterations. 

Please email curator@​pioneerwomen.​com.​au if you can help us enrich our archive.

As a small not for prof­it organ­i­sa­tion run large­ly by vol­un­teers, we wel­come dona­tions with sub­mis­sions and inquiries to assist us in sus­tain­ing this resource.

Visit the HerStory Archive