Stories of Australian women, past and present.

Welcome to the Australian Women’s Register, the online resource for discovering the diverse stories of Australian women and finding archival and other research resources about their lives and achievements.


Welcome to the Australian Women’s Register, Australia’s premier online archival resource dedicated to discovering, promoting and preserving Australian women’s stories. By making research resources easily accessible, we hope to foster understanding and support policy that drives positive change. The AWR is a creation of the Australian Women’s Archives Program based on a partnership between the University of Melbourne and the National Foundation for Australian Women. Committed to increasing awareness of Australian women’s contributions to public and private life, we invite you to explore these remarkable legacies.

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Edith Cowan

Community worker, Lawyer, Magistrate, Public servant, Politician and Political activist

1861 – 1932 Learn more