Published Resources

The Australian Women's Register Exhibitions



  • Ryan, Edna, Two-thirds of a Man. Women and Arbitration in New South Wales 1902-08, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, Australia, 1984. Details
  • Ryan, Edna and Conlon, Anne, Gentle Invaders. Australian Women and the Workforce 1788-1974, Second edn, Penguin Books, Melbourne, Australia, 1988. Details

Edited Books

  • Caine, Barbara (ed.), Australian Feminism: A Companion, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1998, 607 pp. Details
  • Hutton, Marg (ed.), Edna Ryan Remembered. Tributes from the Australian Feminist Policy Network and Union Women, First edn, New Internatational Bookshop Co-operative, Melbourne, Australia, 1997. Details

Journal Articles

  • Owen, Mary, 'Edna Minna Ryan', Australian Rationalist, no. 43 Autumn-Winter, 1997. Details
  • Ryan, Edna, 'Proving a Dispute: Laundry Workers in Sydney in 1906', Labour History, no. 40, 1981, pp. 98-106. Details


  • Stephen, Shona and Paul, Cheryl, Edna Ryan: a political life, Australian Film Commission Women's Program: Australian Women's Archival Series, Oliver, Margot, Australian Film Institute, Australia, 1992. See holdings in public libraries: details

Online Resources

  • National Library of Australia, 'Papers of Edna Ryan (1904 - 1997)', in Register of Australian Archives and Manuscripts, 1999, Details
  • 'Ryan, Edna', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, Details
  • The Hon. Kate Lundy : 3 March 1997 Hansard

See also

  • Lake, Marilyn, Getting Equal: The History of Australian Feminism, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, New South Wales, 1999, 316 pp. Details
  • Mitchell, Susan, The matriarchs: twelve Australian women talk about their lives to Susan Mitchell., Penguin Books, Ringwood, Vic., 1987. Details
  • National Library of Australia, 'Papers of Beryl Henderson (1897-1990)', in Register of Australian Archives and Manuscripts, 2000, Details
  • Ryan, Edna, 'Women and Production in Australia', in Burns, Ailsa and Grieve, Norma (eds), Australian Women New Feminist Perspectives, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia, 1986. Details
  • Ryan, Edna, 'Talking Back', in Stevens, Joyce (ed.), Taking the Revolution Home. Work Among Women in the Communist Party of Australia: 1920-1945, Syballa Cooperative Press and Publications, Melbourne, Australia, 1987. Details
  • Ryan, Edna, 'Equal Pay, Comparable Worth and the Central Wage Fixing System', Australian Feminist Studies, no. 6, 1988, pp. 7-16. Details
  • Smith, A. Viola, Women in Australian Parliaments and Local Governments, Past and Present, Australian Local Government Women's Association; Australian National Advisory Committee on International Women's Year, Australian Local Government Women's Association, Canberra, 1975, 148 pp. Details
  • Summers, Anne, 'Back to the Future: Urgent Issues for Men and Women of Australia. 1997 ACTU Whitlam Lecture Series Wednesday 25 June 1997', 1998, p. 1, Anne Summers Speech Archive. Details
  • Waterfield, Dorothy (ed.), A decade of Mary Owen dinners, Mary Owen Dinner Committee, Sandingham, Vic., 1995, 178 pp. Details