National Pioneer Womens Hall of Fame

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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 achievements of women in Australia's history. 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 any woman 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 and the Aviatrix Tapestry.

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.

Opening times:

  • February to December10am to 5pm daily. Closed from 21st December to 31 January


  • Car park
  • Coach Parking
  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
  • Parking for the Disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
  • First aid equipment
  • Guide
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Sheltered Area
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    • Museums Australia

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