National Pioneer Womens Hall of Fame

A museum of national importance founded in 1993 by Molly Clark from Old Andado Station, the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame celebrates the special contribution of women to Australia's heritage.

A pioneer woman is 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. Permanent exhibitions include, 'Ordinary Women/ Extraordinary Lives - Women First in Their Field' and the Signature Quilt, 'Women at the Heart' (Central Australia), 'Women's Work of Yesteryear' and the Aviatrix Tapestry.

Exhibitions include 'Celebrating the Central Australian Kitchen' and 'For Love and Punishment, who prepares the prisoners' meals' (2011 Women's History Month theme), 'Desert Honeymoon - Bertha Strehlow and the Peterman Ranges Expedition of 1936' and 'Tribute to NT Women'. The Museum is located at the Old Alice Springs Gaol, the Gaol buildings are open to visitors and gaol stories are told in a complementary booklet. The interactive museum has a section documenting the history of the building.


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Location: 2 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs. Ph (08) 8952 9006.

Open March to November daily from 10am to 5pm, December to February daily from 1pm to 4pm. Closed 25 December to the 2 January. Entry fees apply.

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