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