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 2013 theme for the USA National Women’s History Month is: Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Women with a Plan: Challenges and Opportunities
Panel Discussion with established and emerging designers and planners
Mortlock Chamber, State Library of South Australia
5:30 for 6:00, 15 May 2012 Bookings essential
For further information www.slsa.sa.gov.au
Most of Canberra has been planned and designed by men and Margaret Hendry is one of the few women who have played a significant role in shaping the landscape of Australia’s national capital.
From 1963 to 1974 Margaret Hendry was a landscape architect with the National Capital Development Commission – the first woman appointed and one of only five female landscape architects in Australia at that time. She worked on the landscape of town centres, shopping centres, parks and playgrounds, schools, cemeteries, and large recreation areas.
Described as ‘a woman for all seasons’ Barbara van den Broek was a registered architect, town planner and landscape architect, as well as a person committed to lifelong learning.
A founding member of the Queensland Institute of Landscape Architects in 1965, she later served terms as secretary, and as president from 1973-75.
In 1957 Stroma Buttrose became the first woman to be appointed as a Planning Assistant in South Australia when she joined the Town Planner’s Office (later the State Planning Office).