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“Worth visiting, but get a guide.”

National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol
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Owner description: The National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame is one of two women's museums in Australia. It is dedicated to preserving the place of women in history for their special contribution to Australia's heritage and tells their stories through photographs, artifacts, audio, video and other memorabilia. The museum is based in the heritage-listed Old Alice Springs Gaol, and visitors can also explore the old gaol cells and learn about its history and stories.
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Worth visiting, but get a guide.”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

It was very informative and had collected a lot of history and other pieces about the women who toughed out Australia's and probably one of the world's harhest environments.

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne
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76 reviews
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“Outback women & prison”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

The Hall of fame has some interesting exhibits but I guess I was a little underwhelmed by the overall presentation. The prison is of some interest as well.

Generally worth the money but not a "must do"

Visited September 2012
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melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“lots of interesting displays”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

There was much that we enjoyed in our visit here although the jail is very depressing. Cheapest place to buy souvenirs though, some of the Utopia items were half the price of the shops at Uluru!!!

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Guts and determination”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Based in the old jail - saved because of its unique prisoner art - the Hall is an impressive reminder of the guts and determination of the women of the outback, who had a helluva time. Including indigenous women who were by and large used and abandoned! Including by the very families they became 'part of'. deeply moving.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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“A Wonderful Tribute”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The volunteers have done a great job to provide the history of local women and also women who have led various industries in Australia. It is also a good way to see the old goal and purchase some local craft from the shop. This attraction showcases some of the finest Australians and the large tapestry and other items are worth seeing. Put it on your list.

Visited September 2012
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NPWHF, Manager at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write your reveiw. We are all very proud of what Molly Clark fought so hard to achieve, the founding of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame and the wonderful museum we now have to preserve the history of our pioneering women. We are also very lucky to be situated in this fantastic Old Alice Springs Gaol and be able to showcase it to the public as well. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
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