Australian Women's Register

An initiative of The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) in conjunction with The University of Melbourne

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A Spring Tale – Secrets of the Archives

‘Secrets of the Archives’ – A Spring Tale

For 13 years the popular ‘Winter Tales’ Sunday afternoon series has provided a platform for talks by prominent women and raised funds for the Australian Women’s Archives Project. …


Vale Deirdre Hyland and Judy Joy Davies

27 June 2016

Two of Australia’s foremost sportswomen have passed away this year. Both were inductees into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame.

Deirdre Hyland was central to the  development of Australian netball at a state, national …


The Australian Women's Register is a rich and growing source of information about Australian women and their organisations. It contains 6394 entries with references to 3013 archival resources, 7240 published resources and 962 digital resources. You can use the Register to:


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About the Australian Women's Archives project

The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) established the Australian Women's Archive Project (AWAP) in 2000 to build knowledge and recognition of the contribution made by women to Australia.More

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