Celebrate the special contribution of women to Australia's heritage, especially that of Molly Clark of Old Andado Station who established the museum.
A museum of national importance founded in 1993 by Molly Clark from Old Andado Station, the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame celebrates the special contribution of women to Australia's heritage.
A pioneer woman is any woman who is a pioneer in her chosen field, referring not only to the traditional meaning of the word - a colonist, explorer or settler in a new land - but to anyone who is an innovator or developer of something new.
Permanent exhibitions include, 'Ordinary Women/ Extraordinary Lives - Women First in Their Field' and the Signature Quilt, 'Women at the Heart' (Central Australia), 'Women's Work of Yesteryear' and the Aviatrix Tapestry.
Other current exhibitions include 'Celebrating the Central Australian Kitchen' and 'For Love and Punishment, who prepares the prisoners' meals' (2011 Women's History Month theme), 'Desert Honeymoon - Bertha Strehlow and the Peterman Ranges Expedition of 1936' and 'Tribute to NT Women'.
NPWHF is located at the Old Alice Springs Gaol, the Gaol buildings are open to visitors and gaol stories are told in a complementary booklet. Exhibits illustrating life in the gaol are being developed.
Visitors see two unique heritage attractions at one great location.