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Girls Make History!

Studying History provides you with many opportunities to learn about the past and gives you an insight into your future. Whether you desire a career as a Historian, or you just have a general interest in History, whether it be Ancient History or 20th Century History, there is a type of History to suit everyone's interests.
As part of the MALT team at Deakin University, we have provided you with some links that will direct you to information about famous women in history and the impact and contributions that they have made to society; why you should study History; and where studying History can take us.
Just remember that women can do anything!
Girls Make History!

20 inspiring black women who have changed Australia

NITV has put together a list of 20 trailblazing Indigenous women who have changed Australia.

22 Australian Women Who Will Inspire The Hell Out Of You

In honour of International Women's Day, let's celebrate the Aussie ladies who have made history.
A list of 22 Australian women that have achieved many things in their life.

Alpha History

Alpha History is a resource centre for history students, providing content and information about 11 popular history subjects. This website contains many resources that may be valuable for your History studies during year 11 and 12 and even extending further into your university studies.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank is a Jewish girl who had to go into hiding during the Second World War to escape the Nazis. During this time she kept a diary about her experiences which documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944. She is best known for her diary that was written during the two years in hiding before her death. Her diary is one of the most read books in the world.

Australian Women Timeline

Timeline includes major political, education, legal and social milestones for Australian Women. Timeline includes information from 1883-2015.
Shows that women can do anything when we put our mind to it.


Julia Gillard was Australia's first female Prime Minister.
Read about her journey and what obstacles she had to overcome to get to the top.

Blog | Australian Women's History Network

The Australian Women’s History Network exists to promote research and writing in all fields of women’s history. It brings together scholars, students and others working in this area to exchange ideas, information, support and resources.

Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman was known to be Australia's first Aboriginal person to win gold in an individual event at the Olympic Games. To this day, she continues to be an inspiration to all Australians. Read more about her journey and her story, and to why she is an inspiration to many.

Famous Women | HistoryNet

Women’s History is more than just a celebration in the month of March. It’s more than a handful of offerings on college campuses from the Women’s Studies department. And it’s definitely more than the checkmarks in the not-bad-for-a-girl column.

Great War nurses

We don't often hear about the women who had a major role in WWI. This website provides you with information about Women and their roles during WWI, as well as their side of the story.

History As A Career

So you want to be an Historian? Here's some information about History as a Career.

How women historians smashed the glass ceiling

An article written by Anne Rees about how 'Women historians smashed the glass ceiling'. Its an interesting read!

Inspirational Women In History: 15 Of The Most Fearless Ladies To Ever Grace Our Planet

We take a look at some of the most groundbreaking and inspirational women in history: from Cleopatra to Rosa Parks and Emmeline Pankhurst.

Rosa Parks - Black History -

Rosa Parks (1913-2005) was an African American civil rights leader. She was known as the first lady of civil rights and was best known for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks was known to help initiate the civil rights movement in the US in order to end segregation.
This link provides information as well as videos about Rosa Parks and the 'bus boycott' protest to end segregation.

Welcome to the Museum of Australian Women's History

A article about the Museum of Australian Women's History.

Why History?

There are many benefits that come with studying History. By choosing to study history, not only will you be equipping yourself well for your final years of schooling, but also for the rest of your life. Studying History enables people to know about past events and actions; it also makes them critical and wary thinkers, more confident communicators and more active citizens.

Why study History?

Why study History?
History is the study of the past, and understanding the reason as to why things are the way that they are in the present day.
This website will give you some insightful information as to why you should choose to study History.

Women in action - nurses and serving women |

For centuries women have been involved in every kind of war and conflict imaginable, especially as nurses. Australian nurses have dealt face-to-face with war - the sick, the wounded and the dead. They have served in Australia, in war zones across the world and on hospital ships and transports. This website provides you with information about Australian nurses serving in the war.

Women in colonial times |

From the first day of the English colony in New South Wales in 1788, European men, women and children were all represented although the ratio of male to female colonists was seven to one.

Women & Leadership

Information about women and leadership in 20th century Australia. This website provides a list of women that will link you to information about who they are, what they did and what they have achieved.