Women's History Month Australia
In 2012 we created a new website - visit for updated information.
Find on this site:
- How to book for the Great Debate 2014!
- A Calendar of past WHM events
- Galleries on past WHM themes in women's history
- Who's Who
- Historic places
- Links - other sites for women's history
The Great Debate 2014
A landmark debate in Canberra on 26 March 2014 will investigate whether Australia needs Women’s History Month. In a unique event, prominent thinkers will debate in the national capital on why – or whether – Australia is different.
This debate may mark the end of WHM Australia, coordinated online since 2003.
Explore Australian women's history
This portal site was developed to provide as a classroom resource for students and teacher. General users will also enjoy this window onto women's history in Australia and beyond, with stories, images, documents and data.
Australian Women's History Month 2013: Finding Founding Mothers
For Women’s History Month 2013 ww wanted to identify some of the women involved in shaping Federation and the new nation of Australia from 1901. This gallery was developed on our new site - see Finding Founding Mothers 2013
Australian Women's History Month 2012: Women with a Plan
We aimed to turn the extraordinary into the ordinary, removing 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: