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National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame

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Address: 2 Stuart Terrace | P.O. Box 9193, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
Phone Number: +61-8-8952 9006
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
Description: Over 100 Australian who were pioneers in their fields are featured at...
Over 100 Australian who were pioneers in their fields are featured at this museum, which tells their stories through photographs, artifacts and other memorabilia.
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Special women

I really enjoyed this exhibition. Such strong women in the early days of the Alice and then all the first women who had achieved in such things as medicine, the law, engineering... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Roko531
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I had very limited time but could have spent hours in this venue - the disused goal - another story! But amazing stories of courageous women in so many fields of endeavour - from the 1800 's and those pioneers, academics, pilots right up to those women who have paved their way in more recent years of political endeavours .... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I really enjoyed this exhibition. Such strong women in the early days of the Alice and then all the first women who had achieved in such things as medicine, the law, engineering, religion. Very interesting.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This Museum is a must do when in Alice Springs. Established in an attempt to address the omission that the Stockman's Hall of Fame has towards the role of pioneering women in Australia, it is absolutely brilliant. There is a lot of reading involved - but you can do as much as you like. Please note: my husband also found... More 

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Perth, Australia
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This museum provided an insight into the amazing Australian women who were "firsts" in their fields. So much interesting reading. We were surprised at the setting of this museum - the old goal. An insight into the lives of those incarcerated in the early days.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is two museums in one - the Old Gaol (i.e. Old Jail), which is mainly the Women's Gaol and a large building devoted to the Women's Hall of Fame. Almost next door to the Royal Flying Doctor Museum.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I liked the fact this museum is dedicated to show you the first women in important roles in the whole world, not just Australia. Pioneers in their field. So much history and the museum is situated in the old prison, which gives you a little insight on the old days of how prisoners were kept. So really you get to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The Women's Hall of Fame is housed in the Old Gaol and we could see the conditions in which prisoners were kept before we went into the main gallery - in the old Kitchen area. It's a comprehensive portrayal of the lives of many of Australia's pioneer women. Pictures, records, photos, artefacts and video presentations are used to inform and... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I stumbled across the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame simply because I wanted to visit the Old Gaol, and that's where it's situated. It really added to my visit. I found the displays really fascinating and I enjoyed the documentary footage.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Absoulutely great as you not only get an insight what the early women settlers did alongside their menfolk you get to tour the inside of the men's and women's prison (as the hall of fame is set inside the old Alice Springs Jail) Having spent around three hours here you could quite easily believe that female emancipation and liberation started... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Unbelievable what these women went through to settle the country. It is amazing how strong some people can be. Then it was interesting to follow it right up to present day and the struggles that women are still overcoming, very informative.

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NPWHF, Manager at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Hi Pam C, thanks for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. Really glad to see you enjoyed your visit here. I imagine pioneering in any country was difficult and especially for women. As 1 of only 3 women's museums in Australia we have concentrated on all aspects of women's history and following through to modern day is very... More 

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