Women In Australia's History

Women have played a vital and often unrecognized role in Australia's development.  Learn about the contribution of Australia’s working women – some famous and some not-so-famous – as you experience the exhibition, “A Lot on her Hands”.

Working Women

Women are the unsung heroes of Australian working life.

 

The Australian Workers Heritage Centre is proud to honour the work of women in the first stage of its ‘Women in Australia’s Working History’ Project - the exhibition, “A Lot on her Hands”.

Women In Australia's Working History

The Exhibition

Learn about the contribution of Australia’s working women – some famous and some not-so-famous – as you experience the exhibition, “A Lot on her Hands”. This exhibition is a rich and rewarding illumination of an amazing cross section of Australian women and their labours, both paid and unpaid over the past 200 or so years. There have been many challenges and important milestones for Australian women along the way.

Extraordinary Stories

There are many other women - both ordinary and extraordinary- who tell their own stories of work, paid and unpaid - read their fascinating stories.