Resources

Archival Resources

Details links open in the Australian Women's Register.

Archives ACT

  • National Council of Women [of the Australian Capital Territory]. Emergency Housekeeper Service., 1959, A2942, 1086; Archives ACT. Details

Archives Office of Tasmania

  • Records of the National Council of Women of Tasmania, 1905 - 1976, NS325 579; National Council of Women of Tasmania (1899 - ); Archives Office of Tasmania. Details

Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland

  • Records, 1906-2004 [manuscript], 1906 - 2004, UQFL402; National Council of Women of Queensland.; National Council of Women of Queensland (1905 - ); Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland. Details

JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia

  • National Council of Women of Western Australia Records, 1911 - 2001 [manuscript], 1911 - 2001, MN 187; National Council of Women of Western Australia (1911 - ); JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Jean Fleming Arnot - personal and professional papers, 1890-1995, 1890 - 1995, MLMSS 3147 ADD-ON 2070/1-15; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • National Council of Women of New South Wales - further records, ca. 1895-2004, 1895 - 2004, MLMSS 3739; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • National Council of Women of New South Wales further records, ca. 1891-2002, 1891 - 2002, MLMSS 8219; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • National Council of Women Papers, 1895 - 1990, ML MSS 3739 and ML MSS 3739 ADD-ON 2061; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • State Library of New South Wales - Jean Arnot interviewed by Rosemary Block about her role in the development of the National Council of Women of Australia, 1994, 1994, Z MLOH 162; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Mollie Campbell-Smith

  • Mollie Campbell-Smith Collection, 1970s - 1990s; Mollie Campbell-Smith. Details

National Archives of Australia, National Office

  • Address of welcome - National Council of Women in Queensland, 1927, DY56/1; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details
  • Address of welcome - Queensland Country Women's Association and National Council of Women in Queensland, 1927, DY56/21; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details
  • Applications for positions by Byth, Elsie Frances, 25 Aug 1945, 34/1/12 PART 244; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details
  • Associations individual - National Council of Women (Helen Craven Crisp), 1952 - 1964, 1699; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details
  • Minute book National Council of Women of the Australian Capital Territory, 1955 - 1960, VOLUME 3; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details
  • Miss Margaret Davey - Honour, 1962, 1962/5681; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details
  • National Council of Women ACT - Commonwealth bridges over Molonglo - Building of, 1945, 1945/1/1863; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details
  • National Council of Women in - Queensland, 1945, 1945/229; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details
  • National Council of Women of Australia [Queensland Branch], Mrs G.L. Blyth. Brisbane., January 1953 - 02 April 1953, TV1953/405; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details
  • National Council of Women of Queensland to entertain Her Royal Highness, 1926 - 1927, DY21/9; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details
  • Resolutions - National Council of Women of Quensland, 1947, 745/1/1009; National Council of Women of Queensland (1905 - ); National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Alfred Deakin Papers, [manuscript]. 1804-1973 (bulk 1880-1919), 1804 - 1973, MS 1540; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • McEwan, Kitty; Letter, [manuscript], 26 October 1967, NLA 2867; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • National Council of Women of Victoria Minutes, 1904 - 1960, Mfm G 7541-7544; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • NCWA Board Minute Books and NCWA Papers, 1979 - 1982, MS07/096; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • NCWA Papers 1984 - 2006, 1984 - 2006, MS07/096; NCWA Board Minute Books 1997 - 2000; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Herbert and Ivy Brookes, 1869 - 1970, MS 1924; Papers of Herbert Brooks; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Joyce McConnell, 1960 - 1989, MS 8260; McConnell, Joyce Marion (1916 - 1991); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of various Australian women, MS 842; Rapke, Julia; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Records of the Liaison Committee of Women's International Organisations, Australia Group, 1947 - 1963, MS 1082; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Records of the National Council of Women of Australia, 1924-1990 [manuscript], 1924 - 1990, MS7583; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Records of the National Council of Women of Australia, 1936-1972 [manuscript], 1936 - 1972, MS 5193; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

  • [Biographical cuttings on Joyce McConnell, former president of the National Council of Women of Australia], 438531; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details
  • [Biographical cuttings on Ruby Board, public servant]; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Interview with Dame Ada Norris by Dr Amy McGrath, 28 August 1980, ORAL TRC 817; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details
  • Jessie Scotford interviewed by Hazel de Berg for the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording], 7 July 1977, ORAL TRC 1/1010; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details
  • Margaret Davey interviewed by Amy McGrath [sound recording], 02/05/1980, ORAL TRC 783; Davey, Margaret Lurline (1915 - 2010); National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Northern Territory Archives Service, Darwin Branch

  • The National Council of Women in the Northern Territory Records, 1964 - 1989, NTRS 836; Northern Territory Archives Service, Darwin Branch. Details

Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project)

  • Interview with Betty Davey, 22 February 2010; Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details
  • Interview with Gracia Baylor AM, 30 April 2008; Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details
  • Interview with Gwen Roderick, January 2012; Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details
  • Interview with Judith Parker, 24 February 2012; Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details
  • Interview with Laurel Macintosh, 26 June 2009; Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details
  • Interview with Maureen Giddings, 22 February 2010; Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details
  • National Council of Women of South Australia - Records; Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details
  • National Council of Women of Western Australia Records; Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details
  • Necia Mocatta AM AIMM; Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details
  • So Proud to be Australian, 2006; Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details

State Library of New South Wales

  • Rose Scott papers, 1862-1923, 1862 - 1923, A 1437; Scott, Rose (1847 - 1925); State Library of New South Wales. Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Miethke, Adelaide Laetitia, 1881-1962, 1872 - 1954, PRG 107; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • National Council of Women of S.A. : SUMMARY RECORD, 1920 - 1992, SRG 297; National Council of Women of South Australia (1902 - ); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Notes and letter on the characters in 'We of the Never Never' [Gunn, Aeneas, Mrs, 1870-1961], D 4470(T); Gunn, Jeannie (Mrs Aeneas) (1870 - 1961); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Papers of Adelaide Miethke, 1917 - 1962, D4214; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • National Council of Women of Victoria, 1902 - ; National Council of Women of Victoria (1902 - ); State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details
  • Women Justices' Association of Victoria papers [manuscript], 1939 - 1974, MS 10773; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Dame Ada May Norris Papers, 1920 - 1980, MS90/109; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details
  • Norris, Dame Ada May, 1980, 96/98; Norris, Dame Ada May (1901 - 1989); The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Bibliographical Resources

Details links open in the Australian Women's Register.

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  • 'Active life in women's affairs', Canberra Times, 17 August, 1991, p. 2. Details
  • Alexander, Joseph A (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1944, 12 edn, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1944, 906 pp. Details
  • Alexander, Joseph A (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1950, 14th edn, The Herald, Melbourne, 1950, 816 pp. Details
  • Alexander, Joseph A (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1962, 17 edn, Colorgravure Publications, Melbourne, 1962, 960 pp. Details
  • Alexander, Joseph. A (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1959, Herald and Weekly Times, 1959. Details
  • 'Alley, Diane Berenice, OBE, Community Worker', in Andrea Lofthouse (ed.), Who's who of Australian women, Methuen Australia, Hawthorn, Vic, 1982, p. 40. Details
  • Arnold, John and Morris, Deirdre (eds), Monash Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Australia, Reed Reference Publishing, Port Melbourne (Vic.), 1994, 568 pp. Details
  • Australian National Council of Women of Launceston, Report 1963 - 64, 1964. Details
  • Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989, Australian Women's Archives Project, March 2003, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/honours/honours.html. Details
  • In Her Gift: Women Philanthropists in Australian History, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2009, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/wiph/home.html. Details
  • From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra, Australian Women's Archives Project, February 2013, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/ldkg. Details

B

  • Barton, Ruth, 'Emily Dobson', in Radi, Heather (ed.), 200 Australian women, Women's Redress Press Inc, Broadway, NSW, 1988, pp. 43-44. Details
  • Board, Ruby W, Australian pronunciation : a handbook for the teaching of English in Australia, Teachers' College Press, Sydney, 1927, 31 pp. Details
  • Board, Ruby W, Pupil's practice book for vowel sounds, Govt. Printer, Sydney, 1928. Details
  • Brookes, Herbert (Mrs) and Goodisson, L E (Mrs), Resume of the second conference, Women's Division, People's Liberal Party, Women's Division, Melbourne, 28-29 April 1915, 22 pp. Details
  • Buckley, Daphne M., The National Council of Women of Queensland: The Second Fifty years 1955 - 2005, NCWQ, Brisbane, 2005. Details

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  • Edgar, Susan and Jones, Helen, 'Miethke, Adelaide Laetitia (1881-1962)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100484b.htm. Details
  • Edgar, Suzanne and Jones, Helen, 'Adelaide Miethke', in Radi, Heather (ed.), 200 Australian women, Women's Redress Press Inc, Broadway, NSW, 1988, pp. 125-126. Details
  • Eidelson, Meyer, Nation builders : great lives and stories from St Kilda General Cemetery, Friends of St Kilda Cemetery Inc., St Kilda, Vic., 2001, 120 pp. Details
  • Evans, Caroline and Naomi Parry, 'Vessels of Progressivism? Tasmanian State Girls and Eugenics, 1900-1940', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 32, no. 117, 2001, pp. 324-326. Details

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  • Fitzherbert, Margaret, Liberal women : Federation to 1949, Federation Press, Sydney, 2004, 305 pp. Details
  • Fitzherbert, Margaret, So Many Firsts: Liberal Women from Enid Lyons to the Turnbull Era, The Federation Press, Leichhardt, NSW, 2009, 286 pp. Details
  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, 'Ivy Brookes', UniNews, vol. 12, no. 14, 11-25 August 2003, p. 4. Details
  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, 150 years, 150 stories : brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne, Department of History, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2003, 168 pp. Details
  • Fletcher, Philippa L, 'Ruth Gibson', in Radi, Heather (ed.), 200 Australian women, Women's Redress Press Inc, Broadway, NSW, 1988, pp. 213-214. Details
  • Fletcher, Philippa L, 'Gibson, Gladys Ruth (1901-1972)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140303b.htm. Details
  • Foley, Meredith, and Fulloon, Gillian, 'Muscio, Florence Mildred (1882-1964)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100633b.htm. Details
  • From Vision to Reality: Histories of the affiliates of the National Council of Women of Victoria, YWCA, Melbourne, 1987, 252 pp. Details

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  • Gillan, Helen E (comp.), A Brief history of the National Council of Women of Victoria, 1902-1945, Spectator Publishing, Melbourne, 1945. Details
  • Gray, Kate, 'The Acceptable face of feminism : National Council of Women, 1902-1918', MA thesis, University of Melbourne, 1988. Details

H

  • Hamlyn, Paul, Notable Australians: the Pictorial Who's Who, Sydney, 1978. Details
  • Hartley, Shirley, What's next? : the continuing history of the National Council of Women of South Australia 1980-2000, National Council of Women of South Australia, Adelaide, 2000, 61 pp. Details
  • Healey, John (ed.), S.A.'s greats: the men and women of the North Terrace plaques, Historical Society of South Australia, Adelaide, 2001, 183 pp. Details

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  • Legge, J S (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1968, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1968, 956 pp. Details
  • Legge, J S (ed.), Who's Who in Australia, 1971, 20 edn, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1971, 1024 pp. Details
  • Legge, J. S. (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1974, Herald and Weekly Times, 1974. Details
  • Lemon, Barbara, 'In Her Gift: Activism and Altruism in Australian Women's Philanthropy, 1880-2005', PhD thesis, School of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne, 2008. Details
  • Leonie's C. V., 2008, http://christopherson.50webs.com/bio.html. Details
  • Lofthouse, Andrea (ed.), Who's Who of Australian Women, Methuen Australia, North Ryde (NSW), 1982, 504 pp. Details
  • Lokan, Jan, 'Ruth Gibson: a 'Mighty' South Australian Educator', in Archival Brief, 14 edn, October 2012, https://austcolled.com.au/sites/default/files/archival_brief_14_ruth_gibson.pdf. Details

M

  • McKernan, Michael, Beryl Beaurepaire, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld, 1999, 316 pp. Details
  • McNamara, Cecelia, 'Women's rights advocate tireless behind the scenes', Courier mail, 15 July 2004. Details
  • Miethke, Adelaide L, Patriotic work in our schools : a report on the South Australian Children's Patriotic Fund ... showing administration of funds and some phases of the work, Sept. 1915-17, Rigby, Adelaide, 1917, 45 pp. Details
  • Miethke, Adelaide L, Six years with the SPF / story of the Schools Patriotic Fund of South Australia, Jan. 1940-Jan. 1946, The Fund, Adelaide, 1946, 112 pp. Details
  • 'Moss, Alice Frances Mabel (1868-1948)', in The Australian encyclopaedia, 6 edn, vol. 6, Australian Geographic Pty Ltd, Terrey Hills, NSW, 1996, p. 1999. Details
  • Muscio, Mildred, 'Education: Paper Read before the Australian Federation of University Women, Hobart, January 1930', Australian Quarterly, vol. 2, 1930, p. 73 ff. Details
  • Muscio, Mildred, 'Review: Thoughts that Breathe, By P. Board', Australian Quarterly, vol. 4, 1932, pp. 126 -128. Details

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  • National Council of Australian Women (ed.), NCWA Quarterly Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 2, 1974. Details
  • National Council of Women of Australia (ed.), NCWA Quarterly Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 8, November 1972. Details
  • National Council of Women of Australia (ed.), NCWA Quarterly Bulletin, vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999. Details
  • National Council of Women of Australia, Stirrers with Style! Presidents of the National Council of Women of Australia and its predecessors, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2013, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/ncwa. Details
  • National Council of Women of Launceston, Annual Report, 2006. Details
  • National Council of Women of Queensland, The first fifty years in the history of the National Council of Women of Queensland, Brisbane, 1959, 72 pp. Details
  • National Council of Women of South Australia, Greater than their knowing: a glimpse of South Australian women 1836-1986, Wakefield Press, Netley, SA, 1986, 310 pp. Details
  • National Council of Women of Victoria, Annual report. Details
  • Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009. Details
  • NCW News (NCW NSW), vol. 16, February 1964. Details
  • Norris, Ada (ed.), The society : being some account of the Victorian Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Victorian Society for Crippled Children and Adults, South Melbourne, Vic., 1974, 161 pp. Details
  • Norris, Ada, Champions of the impossible: a history of the National Council of Women of Victoria, 1902-1977, Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1978, 221 pp. Details
  • Norris, Ada M., 'Moss, Alice Frances Mabel (1869-1948)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100584b.htm. Details

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  • Office for Women's Policy, Western Australia (ed.), Winfo, May 2005. Details
  • Oldfield, Robert, The Early years of the Housewives Association of Victoria, 1915-1930, Monash University, 1989. Details
  • 'ON THE WAY TO BEIRUT Status Of Women Commission', The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 March 1949, p. 8. Also available at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18107446. Details

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  • Patrick, Alison, 'Brookes, Ivy (1883-1971)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070709b.htm. Details
  • Pearce, Suzannah (ed.), Who's Who of Australian Women, 2006 Edition, Crown Content, North Melbourne, 2006. Details
  • Pearce, Vicki, 'A few viragos on a stump : the womanhood suffrage campaign in Tasmania 1880-1920', vol. 32 of 4, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, December 1985, pp. 151-164. Details
  • Penrose, Patricia, 'Extraordinary Women: Mrs I. H. Moss CBE Inaugural President NCWA', NCWA Quarterly Bulletin, vol. 7, October 2002, 2002. Details
  • Pickers, Georgina, 'Yvonne Bain', NCWA Quarterly Bulletin, vol. 7, no. 2, 1980. Details
  • Pitt, Barbara J, The history of the National Council of Women in [sic] South Australia, 1902-1980, National Council of Women of South Australia, [Adelaide], 1986, 116 pp. Details
  • 'Portraits in Cameo: Mrs. Herbert Brookes', Leader, 24 October 1936. Details
  • Public Moments, Private Lives: Costume from the Davey Family, Migration Museum Exhibition, History Trust of South Australia, 1991. Details

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  • Scotford, Jessica, The Distaff Side: An Epic Saga Spanning Five Generations of Women, Harper Collins, Pymble, NSW, 1996. Details
  • Scotford, Jessie, 'Education for Citizenship', in Australian Local Government Women's Association Convention, Sutherland, May 1970. Details
  • Scotford, Jessie, 'A Super Achiever', in Positive Ageing: Recognition and Reward, Australian Federation of University Women, Sydney, July 1995, pp. 96 - 97. Details
  • Scotford, Jessie. M., 'Vale Dame Ada Norris', NCWA Quarterly Bulletin, vol. 10, no. 3, 1989. Details
  • A Sense of Purpose: Great Australian Women of the 20th Century, Reed Reference Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 1996. Details
  • Smart, Judith, 'A Mission to the Home: The Housewives Association, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and Protestant Christianity, 1920-1940', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 13 no. 28, October 1998, 1998, pp. 215-234. Details
  • Smart, Judith, 'The Politics of Consumption: The Housewives' Associations in Southeastern Australia before 1950', Journal of women's history, vol. 18, no. 3, 2006, pp. 13-39. Details
  • Smart, Judith, 'Skene, Lillias Margaret (1867 - 1957)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160304b.htm. Details
  • Smart, Judith, 'Ada Norris (1901 - 1989): Champion of the Impossible', in Founders, Firsts and Feminists: Women Leaders in Twentieth- Century Australia, 2011, http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/fff. Details
  • Smart, Judith and Quartly, Marian, 'The National Council of Women of Victoria, Suffrage and Political Citizenship 1904-14', Victorian Historical Journal, Women's Suffrage Centenary Issue, vol. 79, no. 2, November 2008, pp. 224-36. Details
  • Smart, Judith and Quartly, Marian, 'Making the National Councils of Women National: The Formation of a Nation-wide Organisation in Australia 1896-1931', in Irma Sulkunen, Pirjo Markkola and Seija-Leena Nevala-Nurmi (eds), Suffrage, Gender and Citizenship: International Perspectives on Parliamentary Reforms, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle on Tyne, 2009, pp. 339-57. Details
  • Smart, Judith and Quartly, Marian, 'Mainstream Women's Organisations in Australia: The Challenges of National and International Co-operation after the Great War', Women's History Review, vol. 21, no. 1, 2012, pp. 61-79. Details
  • Smith, Erica, 'Remembered by Many', in Greater than their knowing : a glimpse of South Australian women 1836-1986, Wakefield Press, Netley, SA, 1986, pp. 71-72. Details
  • Stephenson, Freda, Capital women : a history of the work of the National Council of Women (A.C.T.) in Canberra, 1939-1979, National Council of Women of the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, 1992, [106] pp. Details

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  • Waterfield, Dorothy (ed.), A decade of Mary Owen dinners, Mary Owen Dinner Committee, Sandingham, Vic., 1995, 178 pp. Details
  • Who's Who in Australia 1965, Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1965. Details
  • 'Women Achievers', NCWA Quarterly Bulletin, vol. 14, no. 4, 1999. Details
  • Wright, AndrĂ©e, 'Board, Ruby Willmet (1881-1963)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070335b.htm. Details