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Australian Women in Religion Archive

Key Journals


Women-Church: an Australian journal of feminist studies in religion was published between 1987 and 2007 by the Women-Church Journal Collective. The 40 issues that were produced covered a broad array of topics around the feminist study of religion and theology. The archives records for Women-Church are available at the Jessie Street National Women's Library in Sydney.

Print copies are available in a number of libraries. Select articles are also available online on the Informit Platform, for those who have access via their institution. 
Mannix Library has now digitised all issues and they are openly available on the University of Divinity's Digital Collections website to facilitate future study and research.
Atla (formerly American Theological Library Association) has also indexed the content of the journal and included it in their Atla Religion Database. The full text of all articles will soon be available through their full-text database Atla Serials PLUS.

Magdalene : a Christian newsletter for women

Magdalene: a Christian newsletter for women was published in Sydney by Christian Women Concerned. A total of 15 volumes were published Vol. 1 (May 1973)-3/4 1987.

Mannix Library has digitised the entire run of this title. All issues are available on the University's Digital Collections site.

Internet Archive and Wikimedia Commons

The Church Missionary Gleaner includes lots of information about Church Missionary Society (Anglican) missionaries in the late 1800s, many of whom were women. Issues are available on the Internet Archive for 1878-1892.

The Church Missionary Gleaner is also available on Wikimedia Commons for people to use as a reference and to take pictures from to use in Wikipedia articles. It is important to search on Wikimedia Commons under "Other Media"

Other historical books and journals can also be discovered in Wikimedia Commons that may provide useful references for missionaries from other denominations. Remember to search under "Other Media".