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  • Antarctic Australia (1981)

    Author: Jutta. Hosel

    Published: in 1981 by J.C. O'Neil Pty Ltd

    Format: Book

  • Australian Aborigines (1974)

    Author: A P. Elkins

    Published: in 1974 by Angus & Robertson

    Dewey No.: 301.2

    Subject: Aborigines, Australia - Culture

    Format: Book

  • Australian Directory Of Corporate Community Involvement (2003)

    Author: Louise. Arkles Ed.

    Published: in 2003 by philanthropy Aus.

    Dewey No.: 001 440 994

    Subject: philanthropy

    Format: Book

  • Australian Women's Weekly 75 Years (2008)

    Author: Katie. Ekberg Editor

    Published: in 2008 by Park Street Press

    Dewey No.: 070 483470994

    Subject: Aus.W.Weekly History, women's Periodicals , food, home, war. new, charity, fashion, family, Magazines

    Format: Book

  • Caddie (1966)

    Author: Dymphna. Cusack

    Published: in 1966 by Sun Books

    Dewey No.: 994

    Subject: a/b Caddie Hospitality Bar Maid

    Format: Book

  • Care Of Historical Collections: Conservation Handbook For The Non-Specialist (1982)

    Author: Per E. Guldbeck

    Published: in 1982 by American Assn for State & Local History

    Subject: Care of Historical Collections , metal, textiles. paper. leather, wood, ceramics, glass, stone Collections

    Format: Book

  • Colonial Voices (1989)

    Author: Elizabeth. Webby - Edited

    Published: in 1989 by Univ. Of Qld Press

    Dewey No.: 828 08

    Subject: Letters Diaries Journalism & A/cs of 19C Aust History -19th C Aus.

    Format: Book

  • Drift Of Derwent Ducks (2005)

    Author: Trudy Mae. Cowley

    Published: in 2005 by National Library Of Australia

    Dewey No.: 36437409946

    Subject: women convict's lives

    Format: Book

  • Good Sams - Sisters Of The Good Samaritan 1857-1969 (2001)

    Author: Margaret. Walsh

    Published: in 2001 by John Garratt Publishing

    Dewey No.: 255.970994

    Subject: Sisters of Good Samaritian- 1857-1969 , religious orders, church Religion/ Nuns

    Format: Book

  • Guinness Book Of Australian Firsts (1987)

    Author: Patrick. Robertson

    Published: in 1987 by Collins Australia

    Dewey No.: 032.02

    Subject: Australia - history-Miscellanea firsts in Australia, history/firsts

    Format: Book

  • History Of The Royal Adelaide Hospital (1982)

    Author: J.estcourt. Hughes

    Published: in 1982 by Board Of RAH

    Format: Book

  • Indomitable Miss Pink (2001)

    Author: Julie. Marcus

    Published: in 2001 by University of NSW

    Dewey No.: b 301.092

    Subject: BIO Pink,Olive M ; Women Anthropolists-Central Australia- BIO/Anthropolist

    Format: Book

  • Josephite Story (1990)

    Author: Marie Therese. Foale Rsj

    Published: in 1990 by St.Joseph.s Generalate

    Dewey No.: 282 942

    Subject: The sisters of St.Joseph:Their Foundation & Early History 1866-1893 ,Mary MacKillop, Julian Tenison Woods, Religion/Nuns

    Format: Book

  • Look At Me! : Behind The Scenes Of Australian Tv With The Women Who Made It : 50 Years (2007)

    Author: Christine. Hogan

    Published: in 2007 by ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    Dewey No.: 791.46

    Subject: Accounts by more than 40 women in Australian TV over 50 years. Women as actresses, reporters, anchors, producers, directors and screenwriters

    Format: Book

  • Man From Oodnadatta (1996)

    Author: Robert Bruce. Plowman

    Published: in 1996 by Shoestring Press

    Dewey No.: 266.52942

    Subject: Australian Inland Mission; Central Australian history 1912-1917 RELIGION/MISSIONS

    Format: Book

  • Nene (2002)

    Author: Peter. Fitzsimons

    Published: in 2002 by Harper Collins

    Dewey No.: 070.92

    Subject: BIO N. King journalism women, magazines/a.women's weekly/womens day

    Format: Book

  • Other Half; Women In Australian Society (1997)

    Author: Jan. Mercer (Ed)

    Published: in 1997 by Penguin Books

    Dewey No.: 301.412

    Subject: Woman- Rights of Women SOCIETY/WOMEN IN SOCIETY

    Format: Book

  • Past And Present A Story Of Our Guiding (1997)

    Author: . Girl Guide Association Of Victoria

    Published: in 1997 by Mc Kellar Press

    Subject: Girl Guides SOCIETIES/GIRL GUIDES

    Format: Book

  • Pioneer Women Of The Bush And Outback (1990)

    Author: Jennifer. Isaacs

    Published: in 1990 by Lansdowne

    Dewey No.: 9984.008

    Subject: This book explores the history and influence of ordinary qomen in the bush and country towns from the the late 19th century to 1990's. It looks at how women set up home and coped during hard times. One chapter talks of women working outside the home in shearing, darying, droving, teaching, governessing and running their own properties. Stories of Chinese, Indian, German, Cornish, Islander and Aboriginal add to the diversity of women's experience across the country.

    Format: Book

  • Real Matilda:woman & Identity In Australia 1788 To 1975 (1976)

    Author: Miriam. Dixson

    Published: in 1976 by Penguin Books

    Dewey No.: 301 41

    Subject: Australian women 1788-1975 Society

    Format: Book

  • Snake Cradle/ Also Snake Dancing (1997)

    Author: Roberta. Sykes

    Published: in 1997 by Allen & Unwin

    Dewey No.: 92000929915

    Subject: A/B Roberta Sykes...Aboriginal activist Society/ avtivist

    Format: Book

  • Speaking For Myself Again (2002)

    Author: Cheryl. Kernot

    Published: in 2002 by Harper Collins

    Dewey No.: 32429407

    Subject: tells of experiences in Labor Party 4 years POLITICS/LABOR PARTY

    Format: Book

  • Story Of New Norcia, The Western Australian Benedictine Mission (1991)

    Author: . Benedictine Community Of New Norcia

    Published: in 1991 by Benedictine Community

    Dewey No.: 266

    Subject: New Norcia Benedictine Mission , church Missions

    Format: Book

  • The Female Eunuch (1999)

    Author: Germaine. Greer

    Published: in 1999 by Harper Collins

    Subject: examination of women'a oppression and movement forward SOCIAL

    Format: Book

  • The Merry Bronhill (1987)

    Author: June. Bronhill

    Published: in 1987 by Mandarin Ausy.

    Dewey No.: 782.1o92

    Subject: Opera Singer- MUSIC/OPERA

    Format: Book