Women’s History

Turning Points – Australia’s Achieving Women

The significance of a turning point in history is that it often outlives the person who initiated it. Many women have played their parts in such events but their role has not always been recorded.

We would like you to research a woman who contributed to a turning point in Australian history and write beautifully about her. Perhaps she is well known or perhaps she is a part of your small community but the impact of her influence has outlasted her. Surprise us with your detailed research into primary and secondary sources; interview people who knew her or find material written by or about her. Rescue her story or find new information  so that this generation may also honour her.


The Australian Women’s Register is a good place to start your research. It can be found under the Australian Women’s Archives Project on the National Foundation for Australian Women website (www.nfaw.org)

Sponsored by the National Foundation for Australian Women

The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) maintains, progresses and promotes the interests, achievements and aspirations of Australian women.