The HerStory project came about to recognise and celebrate the lives and the achievements of women’s work in South Australia. The project looks at the contribution of Mayoresses and Lady Mayoresses in the City of Adelaide.
The project was initiated in 2015 on the 175th anniversary of the City of Adelaide, by Genevieve Theseira-Haese, Lady Mayoress of Adelaide, and is supported by both the City of Adelaide and the History Trust of South Australia.
When the project was first proposed it quickly became apparent that not much was known of these women or their many contributions to the City of Adelaide but as we delved into old newspapers and dusty books, remarkable stories began to emerge. You can learn more about them here.