We've brought together some of the stories of the lives of women associated with our houses, our exhibitions and our collections.

From Irish orphans to the five generations of Meroogal women, from the women on the Home Front during WW1 to the flappers of the Roaring Twenties, from femme fatales to musical stars and mid-twentieth century style icon Marion Hall Best, our stories of women cover many years, ages and social classes, with photographs, letters, and other mementos left behind to illustrate them.

In 1848, no longer required for convicts, the Hyde Park Barracks became an immigration depot and hiring office for unaccompanied women newly arrived in Sydney. Learn more here

In celebration of the four generations of women who lived at Meroogal, the Meroogal Women's Art Prize returns this year with entries open 2 April. Find out more here.