Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Women's Records

 

WEBSITES

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - WOMEN AUSTRALIA

It consists of entries on women published in the National Centre of Biography's websites, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Obituaries Australia and Labour Australia as well as biographical register entries.

http://womenaustralia.anu.edu.au/


THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S REGISTER

The Australian Women's Register is a rich and growing source of information about Australian women and their organisations.

http://www.womenaustralia.info/


THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP IN TWENTIETH CENTURY AUSTRALIA

A resource for anyone interested in the history of women and leadership in twentieth-century Australia.

http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/


VICTORIAN HONOUR ROLL OF WOMEN

The Victorian Honour Roll of Women acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding achievements of women in Victoria.

https://www.vic.gov.au/victorian-honour-roll-of-women

 

ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - WOMEN'S BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

This is to honour the contributions made by women to the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

https://www.historyvictoria.org.au/rhsv-womens-biographical-dictionary/


WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE PETITION 1891

In an effort to gain the right to vote for all Victorian women, a handful of dedicated women took to the streets in 1891 to collect signatures for a petition to present to the Parliament of Victoria. The result was an impressive collection of close to 30,000 signatures from women from all walks of life. This is searchable.

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/the-history-of-parliament/womens-suffrage-petition

 

NUNS AND SISTERS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA 1838-1918

For the purposes of historical research or family history an alphabetical index of women who either became nuns in Australia, or who arrived in Australia as nuns has been compiled. The index consists of approximately 14,000 entries and is the result of contributions from more than fifty Religious Orders or Congregations.

https://web.stbedes.catholic.edu.au/Other/nuns/index.html

 

BOOKS

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD OF WOMEN, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA VOLUME 2

Melbourne, Reference Press Association, 1934

http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/centres/ncb/digitised-biographies

 

ANCESTRY - PRINCIPAL WOMEN OF THE EMPIRE: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, VOLUME 1

Principal Women of the Empire: Australia and New Zealand, Vol. 1. London; England: The Mitre Press, 1940. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30314

 

NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE

 

TROVE NEWSPAPERS - WOMAN VOTER

This newspaper was published in Melbourne and ran from 1911 to 1919.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/?q=

 

TROVE NEWSPAPERS - AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY

This magazine is included from 1933 to 1982.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/?q=

 

ORGANIZATIONS


THE WOMEN'S PIONEER SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA INC.

https://womenspioneer.com.au/

 

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S HISTORY NETWORK

http://www.auswhn.org.au/

 

MUSEUM

HER PLACE WOMEN'S MUSEUM AUSTRALIA

https://herplacemuseum.com/

 

 

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