Celebrating the women who were pioneers in radio broadcasting

Women played an important professional role during Australia’s early years of radio broadcasting. This collection celebrates the women who became pioneers in media production techniques and were integral in shaping Australia's cultural identity.

These talented women gained prominence as producers, directors, writers and performers at a time when most women were encouraged to stay at home as housewives and mothers. Many of these women’s stories in radio can be told through items in the NFSA collection, including radio recordings, photographs, scrapbooks, scripts, books, magazines, and oral histories.