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Add to the story of Australia’s Women Leaders!

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Date: 24 August 2011

Australia has a long history of women’s leadership and participation in public life. Australian women were the first in the world to win the right to stand for election to parliament, some of the first to vote, and we now have had women as premiers, Governor-General and Prime Minister.

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House must represent this history in its collections if it is to truly reflect women’s achievements. The museum collects material that reflects many different aspects of women’s leadership and participation in Australian democracy. We need collections which enable us to to tell the stories of women who have taken a leadership role both behind the scenes and in the public eye, in causes such as Indigenous rights, environmental activism, politics, industrial relations and in the domestic sphere.

If you know of women who were or are leaders in their field and whose stories you feel should be told, we’d love to hear from you. We’re especially interested in items like photos, certificates, gifts, clothing, banners, posters and ephemera that reflect women’s leadership roles in some way.

For further information or to offer material for donation please contact senior historian, Libby Stewart, at libby.stewart@moadoph.gov.au or phone (02) 6270 8231.

Australia has a long history of women’s leadership and participation in public life. Australian women were the first in the world to win the right to stand for election to parliament, some of the first to vote, and we now have had women as premiers, Governor-General and Prime Minister.

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House must represent this history in its collections if it is to truly reflect women’s achievements. The museum collects material that reflects many different aspects of women’s leadership and participation in Australian democracy. We need collections which enable us to to tell the stories of women who have taken a leadership role both behind the scenes and in the public eye, in causes such as Indigenous rights, environmental activism, politics, industrial relations and in the domestic sphere.

If you know of women who were or are leaders in their field and whose stories you feel should be told, we’d love to hear from you. We’re especially interested in items like photos, certificates, gifts, clothing, banners, posters and ephemera that reflect women’s leadership roles in some way.

For further information or to offer material for donation please contact senior historian, Libby Stewart, at libby.stewart@moadoph.gov.au or phone (02) 6270 8231.

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