• Entry type: Exhibition
  • Entry ID: AWE4490

The Women’s Pages: Australian Women and Journalism Since 1850

Summary

The Women’s Pages: Australian Women and Journalism since 1850 highlights the achievements of Australian women journalists and their contributions to the nation’s public life and culture. Women from around the nation, across time and all forms of media, have been included. A list of women Walkley Award winners is included to demonstrate the range and quality of women’s journalism that has been produced since the inaugural awards in 1956, a time that roughly coincides with the emergence of the second wave feminist movement.

Short historical notes, entered into a searchable database linked to this exhibition, have been prepared for over 100 women. Some contain links to further bibliographical and archival resources. Longer essays have been prepared about a selection of women.

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