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 10.00 am to 5.00 pm- Monday to Friday

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21st December 2013 to 3rd February 2014

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SCOPE
The purpose of the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame (NPWHF) is to collect, preserve, research, commemorate and display material relating to Australian pioneer women.
 
WHAT IS A PIONEER WOMAN?
A pioneer woman is considered any woman who is a pioneer in her chosen field; referring not only to the traditional meaning of the word - a colonist, explorer or settler in a new land but to anyone who is an innovator or developer of something new. This means that we should not only commemorate those women who were the early settlers in Australia, who battled through considerable hardships; but also those who have attained pioneering achievements such as the first women doctors, lawyers, aviators etc.
 
The NPWHF seeks to commemorate the achievement of all Australian women - not just white Europeans but also those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and ethnic backgrounds.
 
It intends to acquire and maintain a collection of pioneering women's art and crafts, a library of reference books as well as an archive of individual pioneering women's histories, literature, historical records, photographs, manuscripts and oral history recordings.

Examples of traditional "pioneer" women
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HANNAH COLLIS (1828-1899)
Traditional pioneer woman who emigrated to Australia from England with her husband in 1851, having 3 children before teacher training in London. Later returning to live in Tasmania and having a 4th child, she and her husband taught on the Islands of the Furneaux group in the Bass Strait, often living and teaching in tents.

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IRENE CRESPIN (1896-1980)
Pioneering female geologist and micropalaeontologist who in 1936 was the first woman to attain the highest position for her profession in the Commonwealth government (but was paid half the salary of her male predecessor because she was a woman).

TIME FRAME

This material will be representative of the period from settlement to present day.
 
METHOD OF ACQUISITION
Material is to be acquired largely through donation, purchase or bequest with proof of title necessary.
Loans are to be generally discouraged (unless for a temporary exhibition).
In the event of the NPWHF's dissolution, all items are to be returned to either the previous owner or an appropriate museum/institution.
 
ADDITIONAL AIM
The NPWHF also aims to foster a public interest in the special role of pioneering women through temporary exhibitions, public lectures, fundraising or other events considered appropriate to this objective.
 
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