It's Women's History Month
In 2012 we moved and updated our website with a new URL http://www.womenshistory.com.au/. Join us this year as we launch Finding Founding Mothers, the theme for WHM March 2013. Go to our new blog site to read more about the theme and contribute your own thoughts and comments.
Australian Women's History Forum features:
- Catch up with What's news?
- Check the Calendar for upcoming events
- Visit our Galleries - and other themes in women's history
- Discover dates - see the Timeline
- Meet people - see Who's Who
- Find places - see Historic places
- Locate Links - a wealth of resources
- Join us Australian Women's History Forum
Explore Australian women's history
The Australian Women's History Forum is developing this portal to help you find online resources. This portal is intended as a classroom resource for students and teachers, but it will also interest general users seeking information on women's history in Australia and beyond. You will find stories, images, documents and data.
Australian Women's History Month 2012 Goes Live!
The aim of Australia’s Women’s History Month 2012 is to turn the extraordinary into the ordinary. By choosing the theme Women with a Plan we want to remove any surprise at the number of women among the urban planners, architects, and landscape architects who shaped our surroundings, and our history in the past century.
On the 2012 WHM website page you will find some great resource material, including an essay by historian Dr Lenore Coltheart on the struggles and successes of early women planners around Australia. If you want to investigate further we have also included a bibliography of useful reference material at the end of the essay. We have just posted an A4 size poster which you can print off or use as publicity material on-line. In the New Year we will also be adding a Gallery that will highlight a small number of significant, early women planners.
Download our 2012 poster
Previous Women's History Month themes
2011 Theme: Women in the business of food
See their stories in the WHM 2011 Gallery
2010 Theme: Demeter's Daughters: women's harvest history
See their stories in the WHM 2010 Gallery
2009 Theme: Parliamentary Women
See their stories in the WHM 2009 Gallery
2008 Theme: Women with a Mission
See their stories in the WHM 2008 Gallery
2007 Theme: Arm in Arm: working together
See their stories in the WHM 2007 Gallery
2006 Theme: Musical Belles
See their stories in the WHM 2006 Gallery
2005 Theme: Racy Women
See their stories in the WHM 2005 Gallery
The first Women's History Month websites are online in the Pandora archive: