How we operate:
WHM is run by entirely by volunteers. To join us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. Donations to WHM may be made through the National Foundation for Australian Women:
PO Box 5009
Nowra DC NSW 2541
Women's History Month (WHM) was first launched at Parliament House in March 2000, by the then President of the Senate, Senator the Hon Margaret Reid, on behalf of the National Women's Media Centre and Women's Electoral Lobby. Helen Leonard chaired the Women's History Month Committee, which also included Anne Summers, Marilyn Lake, Lulu Turner and Gillian Polack.
Since Helen's death in October 2001, WHM was re-auspiced under the NFAW, as it has the capacity to tie in very closely with the Australian Women's Archive Project and a new committee formed.
From 2003, our patron has been the Hon. Margaret Reid.
The major aims of WHM 2004 includes raising awareness and participation in women's history, its study, and to document women's history through the development of electronic materials.
Women's History Month Committee
The Women's History Month Committee comprises a group of highly committed volunteers who bring a wide range of skills and expertise to its work, including marketing, public relations, historical research, networking, liaison, web-designing, IT skills and corporate management.
- Amanda Caldwell
- Marilyn Chalkley
- Marie Coleman
- Danielle Hyndes
- Tamara Mazzei
- Sheryle Moon
- Trudy Moore
- Gillian Polack
- Deb Schaler
- Mary Sexton
- Veronica Wensing
WHM Historian's Network
The Women's History Month Historians' Network email list is forum for invited historians to discuss of all aspects of women's history in Australia, and to provide ongoing support and advice to the Women's History Month Committee.