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Women's Museum of Australia
Former name National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame
Established 1993
Location Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Type Women's History
Website http://www.pioneerwomen.com.au

The Women's Museum of Australia is located in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. It aims to recognise the place of women in history, and particularly the role of women in Australia's development. It recognises "any woman who is a pioneer in her chosen field from settlement to present day".

The museum was founded in 1993 by Molly Clark of Old Andado Station. It opened in September 1994 in the town's Old Courthouse building, which had been leased for a period of five years. By 2001, the premises had become too small and the former gaol was offered as a new location. In 2007 the museum was officially opened in its new location by Marion Scrymgour, Minister for Women's Policy and the first indigenous woman to be elected to the Parliament of the Northern Territory.

The museum's permanent exhibitions include Ordinary Women/ Extraordinary Lives - Women First in Their Field, the Signature Quilt, Women at the Heart (Central Australia), What's Work Worth and the Aviatrix Tapestry.

The museum has two patrons: Dame Quentin Bryce, a former Governor-General of Australia, and Gaby Kennard, the first Australian woman to fly solo around the world, in 1989.

Coordinates: 23°42′15″S 133°52′37″E / 23.7041°S 133.8769°E / -23.7041; 133.8769

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