History of the Library

History of the Library “I would like to send this message of congratulations to everyone who has been involved in the establishment of the Jessie Street National Women’s Library, to those who dreamed of having such a library, to those who put in endless...

Who was Jessie Street?

Who was Jessie Street? Jessie Street (1889-1970) was an activist, a feminist and a lifelong campaigner for women’s rights, the peace movement and the elimination of discrimination against Aboriginal people. She worked throughout her life to improve the status of...

Annual Luncheon Monday September 6

The Library’s Annual Fundraising Luncheon will be held on Monday September 6 at NSW Parliament.  Numbers will be capped. Booking forms will be in the July Newsletter and on the website. The May Newsletter profiles our Annual Luncheon guest speaker, Lesley Hughes,...

Brazen Hussies Screening 24 May

Join us on Monday 24 May to watch ‘Brazen Hussies’ the feature film documentary about the Australian feminist movement in the decade 1965 – 1975. The screening will be at 6pm at the Palace Cinema, Norton Street Leichhardt.  This screening supports the work of...

Books

Book collection   Search Library catalogue Title Author Subject ISBN Series Call number for Go The book collection demonstrates the diversity of women’s contribution to Australian history and the importance of preserving this history. As at January 2012, there are...