gillpolack (gillpolack) wrote,

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 22 March

Amanda Pillar 25 March

Anita Heiss 8 March

Ann VanderMeer 1 March

Anna Tambour 26 March

Carole Wilkinson 19 March

Cheryl Morgan 24 March

Deborah Kalin 3 March

Diane de Bellis 15 March

Elizabeth Chadwick 29 March

Erica Lewis 27 March

Faye Ringel 13 March

Felicity Pulman 20 March

Glenda Larke 7 March

Helen Lowe 14 March

Jane Routley 24 March

Jean Weber 30 March

Jenny Blackford 21 March

Jeri Westerson 11 March

Another Damned Medievalist 21 March

Juliet Marillier 31 March

Kaaron Warren 6 March

Kate Forsyth 10 March

Kathleen Jennings 23 March

Lara Eakins 2 March

Lauren Roberts 22 March

Lucy Sussex 12 March

Lynn Viehl 8 March

Marianne de Pierres 28 March

Mary Victoria 26 March

Maureen Kinkaid Speller 8 March

Monissa Whitely 23 March

Pamela Freeman 11 March

Patty Jansen 16 March

Rachel Kerr 16 March

Satima Flavell 9 March

Sharyn Lilley 4 March

Sophie Masson 5 March

Talie Helene 31 March

Tamara Mazzei 25 March

Tiki Swain 28 March

Valerie Parv 17 March

Wendy Dunn 12 March

Wendy Orr 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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