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Thanks to the struggle of the state's women, South Australia was one of the first places in the world to grant the vote to women. This guide covers a wide range of women's history in SA, from suffrage to prostitution and the women who changed the state.

Mary Lee


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Newspapers articles

Please enquire at the Information Desk for the following indexes:

  • Chronicle: index to the 'Eleanor Barbour' Women's pages, 1937-1966. This index is unable to be viewed at present. Research Services staff can help with providing alternative information.
  • Chronicle: index to the 'Mary Broughton' Women's pages, c1966-1975. This index is is unable to be viewed at present. Research Services staff can help with providing alternative information.

Observer Index: 1880-1908.

see under Ladies' Column/Ladies' Page

Online resources

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Periodical articles

Periodical articles

Australian Women's Weekly June 1933-.

Homemaker May 1962 - Royal Show ed. 1978 imperfect.

The Housewife Vol.1, no.1, April 1929 - vol.30, January 1953; no.5, July/August 1961.

Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia.No. 2, 1976, pp.1-17. Jones, Helen. 'Women at work in South Australia, 1889-1906.'

Tradition: a journal of the History Teacher's Association of South Australia. June 1978. pp.14-18. Nance, Christopher. 'Women in colonial South Australia.'

NOTE: 'Women's pages' may be found in a number of newspapers.