Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Churchlands, Western Australia


Helen Merrick


Women in leadership program


Hetherington, P. (1998). Herstories - our history: a bibliography of resources on Australian women's history. Churchlands, Australia: Edith Cowan University.


The centenary of Western Australian Women's suffrage in 1999 has seen a resurgence in interest in the history of women in W.A. While there exists a substantial body of historical resources, extensive guides to these resources are lacking. The majority of general histories of Australian women and Australian suffrage rarely treat W.A. in much detail.

This bibliography is intended as a guide and starting point for scholars and students interested in WA Women's history and the history of childhood. Only secondary sources are represented in this bibliography. A wealth of primary sources on WA women's history can be found at the Battye Library, in the Private Archives and Oral History collections.