The Women who made Gippsland

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM


Gippsland & Regional Studies Collection
Federation University
McDonald Way
Churchill, VIC 3842
Google map and directions

Event contact

Debbie Leatham

03 51228483

Gleeson women, photographed by Cornelius Gleeson

The organisers have advised the cancellation of this workshop to encourage social distancing, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Your online involvement is still welcome, via this Facebook page:

Here is the information about the event as it had been planned:

An opportunity to join us at the Gippsland & Regional Studies Collection, to help start off a bibliography of publications on Women in Gippsland's History.

A bibliography is a list of books, in a set format, used as jumping-off point for people to find references on a particular subject. We are going to use this one to keep track of the state of published women's history in Gippsland.

It is also a chance for those who have always wanted to hone their skills as a bibliographer, on a topic specially chosen for Women's History Month. With a chance to learn more about these women as we go.

The format will be that we will be working up the bibliography then and there, and looking at many of the books in the collection - so you can come and go as suits you. We would really appreciate people bringing in their own favourite resources on Gippsland women, as there may be more that we do not know about.

The bibliography will then be available to schools, historical societies and anyone wanting an electronic copy.

We really appreciate this comment from Graham Goulding, Secretary of the Combined Gippsland Historical Societies: "This should be a very worthwhile activity. When the Heritage Walk in Morwell was being put together, there was very little on the contribution of women although there were some gems tucked away in places. A bibliography would have been a great help."

The cafe around the corner is open for coffee and lunch.

Doors open 9am and close at 1pm if there is also research you have been wanting to do.

For a detailed map and directions, see our facebook page:
Photograph by Cornelius Gleeson of Heyfield, Gippsland & Regional Studies Collection.


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