Victoria puts women on the map
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Victoria is on the hunt for women of note: Help ECEC by nominating

by Freya Lucas

March 12, 2024

Victoria’s Minister for Women, Natalie Hutchins, is calling for support to showcase the remarkable achievements of the state’s women through a digital map that will show important locations connected to the achievements of women.


Early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals are a vital part of Victoria’s workforce, and have certainly achieved some remarkable things, making them ideal inclusions for the digital map which spotlights locations connected to the stories, lives and achievements of women across Victoria.


The digital map – Finding Her – is now accepting nominations to add to the map, which the Her Place Women’s Museum will research and write the stories of to add to the Finding Her website.


“Outstanding Victorian women are diverse in their contributions and identities. It is vital that we work with communities to publicly celebrate the remarkable women in their lives and histories,” Ms Hutchins said.


15 stories will be chosen, and the public can nominate any physical site, including statues, monuments, murals in public spaces, buildings, street names and parks, that have been named after women. The call for submissions will run for four weeks.


Her Place Museum has already mapped more than 60 women who have shaped Victoria, linking the places and monuments that they’re connected to with videos, stories and photographs of their lives via QR codes on every site.


To nominate an existing commemoration of a Victorian woman, go to

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