Australian Women’s Archives Project

This morning I discovered The Australian Women’s Archives Project (AWAP) that was started in 2000 to build knowledge and recognition of the contribution made by women to Australia.pioneer

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The project not only covers women’s achievements from the past but is keen to capture stories of women making a contribution now.

Thanks to expert networker Cathy McGowan and former RWN State Advisory Council Member (now known as the NSW Rural Women’s Council), I was put in touch with historian Dr Nikki Henningham.

Nikki is one of the driving forces behind this important ongoing archival project and is very keen to ensure rural women’s stories are included.

It is an amazing rich and growing source of information about Australian women and their organisations. So go take a tour and perhaps

suggest some rural women to be considered for inclusion in the future.

The website contains 5200 entries with references to 2727 archival resources, 6188 published resources and 509 digital resources.

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About nswrwn

NSW Rural Women’s Network is a government program working in innovative ways to promote leadership and action on rural women’s issues. The RWN team is dedicated to connecting and exchanging information with women and stakeholders in rural, regional and remote communities.
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