Women in the making of Canberra was commissioned as a series of panels by the ACT Women's Consultative Council in 2001 to celebrate the significant contributions that women have made to the development of Canberra.
The panels have formed the basis of this online exhibition, which contains links to further biographical and archival resources relating to women included on the original panels. The website exhibition was launched in Canberra on 24 March 2004 by Katy Gallagher MLA, ACT Minister for Women. Initially, funds were only available to complete biographical entries for some of the women included on the panels. However, through funding made available by the ACT Government under the ACT Heritage Grants Program 2005-06 we have been able to complete the final twelve entries.
In addition to the women included in this virtual exhibition, other Canberra women can be found in the AWAP Register.
The Heritage Grant has also enabled listing of recipients of:
|This exhibition is a project of the National Foundation for Australian Women as part of the Foundation's ongoing initiative, the Australian Women's Archives Project. The website was launched in Canberra
on 24 March 2004 by Katy Gallagher MLA, ACT Minister for Women.
This project was supported by the ACT Office for Women. In
particular, the Office
The project was also supported by a generous donation from Christine Foley.
The project was also assisted through funding made available by the ACT Government under the ACT Heritage Grants Program.