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Women's History month - overview

It's late Thursday night and March is nearly finished. There may be a couple of late posts for Women's History Month, because Australia is hitting the end of March earlier than some other countries. Also, there may not. It's been a difficult month for some of my friends, and they've had to bow out gracefully. Either way, it's been a totally wonderful WHM from my point of view. I've enjoyed the guest posts so very much! So have readers. Not many people commented, but a *lot* of people have been dropping in and reading. Thank you all, for sharing WHM with me.

I asked if I should do it again, and the answer was a resounding 'yes' and now I can't help thinking of all the women I haven't asked who have really interesting things to say. I might ask some of the same friends back, since we haven't even begun to see all that they are. I'm very, very lucky to know so many fascinating people (the men around here are pretty cool, too, you see, just not visible this March). You'll have to wait, though, to hear from them. Only eleven more months...

To help you while away those eleven months, here are the women you've met since 1 March, alphabeticised by first name. At the bottom of the list you'll find a couple of other links so that you can see how WHM has grown and changed in Australia over the last eleven years. If you explore those links, a few of the names in those earlier celebrations may be familiar to you.

Alyson Hill http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/777992.html 22 March

Amanda Pillar http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/780810.html 25 March

Anita Heiss http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/768308.html 8 March

Ann VanderMeer http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/763215.html 1 March

Anna Tambour http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/782142.html 26 March

Carole Wilkinson http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/776624.html 19 March

Cheryl Morgan http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/780122.html 24 March

Deborah Kalin http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/764577.html 3 March

Diane de Bellis http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/774644.html 15 March

Elizabeth Chadwick http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/784505.html 29 March

Erica Lewis http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/783141.html 27 March

Faye Ringel http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/773158.html 13 March

Felicity Pulman http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/777002.html 20 March

Glenda Larke http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/767394.html 7 March

Helen Lowe http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/774016.html 14 March

Jane Routley http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/780715.html 24 March

Jean Weber http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/785790.html 30 March

Jenny Blackford http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/777361.html 21 March

Jeri Westerson http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/770915.html 11 March

Another Damned Medievalist http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/777494.html 21 March

Juliet Marillier http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/786322.html 31 March

Kaaron Warren http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/766237.html 6 March

Kate Forsyth http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/770489.html 10 March

Kathleen Jennings http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/779667.html 23 March

Lara Eakins http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/763900.html 2 March

Lauren Roberts http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/778750.html 22 March

Lucy Sussex http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/772027.html 12 March

Lynn Viehl http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/768818.html 8 March

Marianne de Pierres http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/783683.html 28 March

Mary Victoria http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/782591.html 26 March

Maureen Kinkaid Speller http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/769228.html 8 March

Monissa Whitely http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/779207.html 23 March

Pamela Freeman http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/771526.html 11 March

Patty Jansen http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/774929.html 16 March

Rachel Kerr http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/775503.html 16 March

Satima Flavell http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/769642.html 9 March

Sharyn Lilley http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/765202.html 4 March

Sophie Masson http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/765907.html 5 March

Talie Helene http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/786642.html 31 March

Tamara Mazzei http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/781653.html 25 March

Tiki Swain http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/784195.html 28 March

Valerie Parv http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/776005.html 17 March

Wendy Dunn http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/772418.html 12 March

Wendy Orr http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/763062.html 1 March


A quick overview and the main site for Australia's WHM.

The archives of Australia's WHM at the National Library.

What our online discussions used to be like.

Next year, I think I'll have a coffee in the exact spot outside the exact coffee shop Helen Leonard, Lulu Respall-Turner, Veronica Wensing and I sat, when the big decision was made to actually have a WHM for Australia. Basically, Helen said "I want to do this. I have a plan. I need you." If anyone would like to join me in this coffee, let me know just a bit closer to the time (for my memory is fallible - I can't even remember if Veronica was there at that precise meeting, or came later! I'll have to ask her.)
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