Researchers interested in the evolution of Victoria's policies towards women and the role of women in shaping policy will find rich and varied sources in PROV, but because most state government activities have historically and administratively dealt with the population as a whole without particular regard to gender, it can be difficult locating records relating specifically to women, their issues and their interests. This section of the website provides advice on how to approach your search for women in PROV and offers some suggested strategies for locating sources.

Researchers should be aware, however, that these suggestions are neither definitive nor conclusive. If, after following the advice on these pages, you are still unable to locate what you hoped to find, please contact PROV reference staff.