President Obama highlighted the changes seen in the past century:
Women Making History: Writers, Thinkers, Makers, Icons 1700–1900.
Tuesday 12 March to Wednesday 19 June 2013
An exhibition at The Johnston Collection, In Melbourne, of interest… this includes examples of literature, garments and artefacts associated with the early stages of the women’s rights movement.
To visit this exhibition phone: +61 3 9416 2515 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Visitors are collected by courtesy bus from the foyer of the Hilton on the Park Hotel, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne)
Currently at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, in Gallery 5, an exhibition of interest: The Women Who Made Canberra.
As Canberra’s centenary year approaches, CMAG is celebrating the experiences of women in Australia’s national capital. Tribute is paid to the stories and achievements of a selection of women, bringing to light how they have shaped, and been shaped by, life in Canberra. Runs until Sunday, 17 March. Cnr. London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City.
We wonder what our nation’s Founding Mothers would think of our first female Prime Minister’s most famous speech to the Parliament?
The theme for the 2013 Women’s History Month Australia is Finding Founding Mothers, identifying women involved in shaping Federation and the new nation of Australia from 1901.
This theme contributes to other commemorations in Australia this year, including Constitution Day on 9 July and the Centenary of the founding of Canberra, the national capital.
Finding Founding Mothers for Womens’ History Month 2013 means reviewing how we built on their achievements in the last hundred years – and of our progress towards our own legacy for the dawn of the 22nd Century. More ..
And check out our network for events and resources overseas, for instance in the USA where Womens’ History Month is a national observance.
The pioneering legacy of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers is revealed not only in our museums and history books, but also in the fierce determination and limitless potential of our daughters and granddaughters. US President Barack Obama March 2012
Women’s History Month 2012
You can still browse the WHM 2012 Women with a Plan Gallery, the feature article about how these women architects, town planners and landscape architects contributed to Australian history, and download the Women with a Plan poster.
The Australian Women’s History Forum’s previous website is still online while we transfer all resources to this new site.
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The 2013 theme for the USA National Women’s History Month is: Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The Australia’s Women’s History Month 2012 theme aimed to turn the extraordinary into the ordinary with the theme Women with a Plan. The women urban planners, architects, and landscape architects who shaped our surroundings, and our history in the past century deserve attention both for the notable work of some and for the extraordinary determination they all showed in following professions dominated by men.
Some of these women helped lay the foundations of these professions in Australia. Others, from early 19th century First Lady Elizabeth Macquarie to fighting feminist Bessie Guthrie 150 years later, had a more singular impact on the planning and design of their surroundings.
AWHF has moved our website from a ‘normal’ site to a more interactive blog format. If you’re not familiar with blogs, this post explains how they work.
The theme for WHM 2011 brings a focus to Australian women who made significant contributions to the history of food, whether in cooking or in education, science, or technology. In taking their skills and expertise into the public sphere, these women changed history by challenging perceptions about women’s unpaid domestic skills.
The history of food farming in Australia is much more than the record of agricultural production. When the focus is on women, the story starts with Indigenous food harvesting and includes the pioneering cultivation of familiar crops in unfamiliar soil by colonial women.
The History of Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month (WHM) is held annually in many parts of the world to acknowledge and document the role women play in making and shaping history.
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