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A new project to celebrate and support Victorian Women’s History and Heritage!

Date: 23 April 2015

A new project to celebrate the contribution of women to Victoria in the past and in the future has been established.

The Women’s HERitage Centre Victoria aims to educate, inspire, empower and shape the future by integrating and celebrating women’s distinctive contribution to the culture and history of Victoria.

It will build, record, arrange, support and provide information and education resources to enhance access to the achievements and history of women in Victoria, and to provide an information base for records that are held in other locations. As well as being a thorough repository of historical information the centre will also encompass a space to celebrate women in contemporary Victorian culture.

Currently the Committee is inviting you to join the mailing list of this organisation. We will be inviting those on the mailing list to the official launch in the near future and other events during the year.

The Committee comprises:

President: Judy Maddigan, Former Speaker of the Victorian Parliament

Vice-President: Helen Morgan, eScholarship Research Centre, The University of Melbourne

Secretary: Diane Gardiner, Manager the Old Treasury Museum

Vice Secretary: Nikki Henningham, CEO Australian Women’s Archives Project

Treasurer: Fiona McNabb, Industry Fellow, Monash University

Gracia Baylor AM: National Council of Women

Elisabeth Jackson: Royal Historical Society

Helen Morgan: University of Melbourne

Natalie KonYu: Victoria University

Pat Grimshaw: University of Melbourne

Lynette Russell: Monash University

Judith Smart: History Council of Victoria

Cath Morrison: Union of Australian Women

We would welcome your contribution to this project which aims to consolidate and promote women’s history and progress in Victoria. A major event to launch the project is planned for later this year.

Join the mailing list here.


  1. Helen Macrae says:

    My forthcoming book ‘Dinner with the Devil is a history of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, the women who founded it and worked in it, and the women who campaigned to keep part of the hospital as a legacy for the women of Victoria. The launch will be on 27 September at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre.

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