1. 19th Century Childbirth

    When men and women married in the 1830s they generally assumed that children would follow promptly and regularly. 

    Historical Subject | By Margaret Anderson, History SA | early nineteenth century, late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century

  2. Zadow, Mrs. Augusta

    Appointed in 1895, Augusta Zadow was South Australia’s first female inspector of factories and an ardent advocate for women workers, a leading trade unionist, philanthropist and suffragist. 

    Historical Person | By Pauline Cockrill, History SA

  3. Feminism

    Feminism is a politics concerned with advocating rights and opportunities for women; especially any extension of women’s social, economic and geographical spheres of activity, and with celebrating women’s achievements, humour and creativity. As a social and political movement in Australia, feminism emerged in the late nineteenth century in what was termed the ‘Woman Movement.’ Its central concern was the achievement of votes for women.

    Historical Subject | By Susan Magarey | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  4. Mary Lee bust

    ‘My aim is to leave the world better for women’ – Mary Lee was an activist, suffragist and unionist

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | North Terrace | 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1990s

  5. Benny, Susan

    The first female local government councillor in Australia, Benny was a Justice of the Peace, a businesswoman and a lobbyist for women’s equality.

    Historical Person | By Jude Elton, History SA | North Terrace | 1870s, 1890s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s

  6. Woman’s Christian Temperance Union

    Alcohol was only one facet of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union’s social reform agenda.

    Historical Organisation | By Margaret Allen | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century

  7. Women's Electoral Lobby

    The Women’s Electoral Lobby played a leading role in South Australia in campaigning for social services and legislative reforms on behalf of women.

    Historical Organisation | By Carol Bacchi | 1970s

  8. Women's Work Depot

    The Women's Work Depot sprang out of a First World War business, theTrench Comforts Shop, reforming in 1920 to sell goods made by women. 

    Historical Organisation | By Pat Stretton | Rundle Mall | 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, early twentieth century