Her Place: Remarkable Women

Her Place: Remarkable Women honours the lives and contributions of women throughout Victoria. The third in a series of exhibitions presented by Her Place Women’s Museum Australia, it celebrates the work, achievements and historical significance of women through video interviews, photographs, biographical accounts and personal artefacts.

The exhibition tells the stories of ten women from across Victoria including the south west. These women have contributed to Australian society at both national and local levels through their work as artists and activists, farmers and businesswomen, scientists and community leaders. The group includes a former state premier and the AFL’s first female coach.

Seven of the women featured in the exhibition have been inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Established in 2001, the Honour Roll pays tribute to women who have been pioneers in their field and who have improved the lives of women and the broader Victorian community. Each year, at the time of International Women’s Day, a new group of remarkable Victorian women is inducted onto the roll, thereby creating a significant record and increased awareness of the achievements and contributions of women in this state.  This exhibition coincides with the call for nominations to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women for 2018.  www.vic.gov.au/honourrollofwomen

The exhibition will be accompanied by a program of public discussions and workshops that explore current and topical issues affecting women of all ages today.

Her Place Museum also has an engaging and wide-reaching education program, including resources, available to both primary and secondary students and teachers. All lessons have been linked to the Victorian Curriculum to enable teachers to put them to their most effective use.

Her Place Museum is also offering teachers and students a free guided tour and teachers a free professional development workshop.

We have developed a Communications Toolkit (334 KB) as a resource for media, individuals and groups who would like raise awareness of the the exhibiton Her Place: Remarkable Women and Her Place Women’s Museum Australia.

Women's Network and Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Thursday 15 June
COPACC
95-97 Gellibrand St, Colac VIC 3250

Her Place Women’s Museum Australia is keen to link in and engage with local women’s organisations and individual women in order to discuss the plans for a vibrant physical space and online resource that will educate audiences and celebrate women’s valuable and distinctive contributions, past, present and future. 

Aligned closely with Her Place Museum’s vision is the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Established in 2001, the Honour Roll pays tribute to women who have been pioneers in their field and who have improved the lives of women and the broader Victorian community.

Join us to learn more about the Victorian Honour Roll of Women and how you can become part of this exciting initiative. Also learn about the latest developments in the Victorian Government’s plans to address family violence and gender equality.

 

Women profiled in the exhibition

Susan Alberti AC
Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2014

Pat Bigham AFSM
Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2017

Paola Balla

Joan Kirner AC
Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2001

Val Lang AM

Brigitte Muir OAM
Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2001

Peta Searle
Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2017

Diane Wright
Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2013

Maisie Carr (nee Fawcett)

Halima Mohamed

Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2008