Women account for only 4 percent entries of people in the Australian Dictionary of Biography who 'flourished' during the colonial period.
To improve the gender balance, 1500 new entries will be added to the ADB about women of the period.
An advisory sub-committee of the ADB Editorial Board headed by the General Editor Professor Melanie Nolan has been formed to lead the project. Professor Joy Damousi, Dr Carolyn Rasmussen and Professor Pat Grimshaw are also on the committee.
For more information visit the project page.