Australian Women’s Archives Project

Australian Women’s Archives Project

Established in 2000, the Australian Women’s Archives Project (AWAP) builds knowledge and recognition of the contribution made by women toAustralia.

It is a joint project with the University of  Melbourne, with staff in the School of Historical Studies providing leadership in the area of historical research, research fellows in the university’s eScholarship Research Centre providing Technical innovation and support.

The AWAP is now an important and authoritative resource for information about the roles of women in Australian history, and activities of include:

  • conducting original research and compiling information about women’s history
  • making that information available on the web through the Australian Women’s Register
  • celebrating groups of women including sportswomen, migrants, scientists and parliamentarians in exhibitions
  • encouraging Australian women and women’s organisations to discover and preserve their stories by depositing their records in archives and libraries for the use of subsequent generations.

If you would like to be involved in the work of AWAP through one of our local committees in Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra, please contact our Executive Officer at

To make a donation to support the AWAP, please do so here.