Publications

The following publications are available online as pdfs. Clicking on the cover image will open the publication in your pdf reader.

If you don’t have a pdf reader, you can download free ones from Adobe or Foxit.

Many thanks to former member Sue Hoffman for her assistance in preparing this record of MWG publications.

Beyond “I’m Just a Mum”: Rich Stories of Motherhood – is a collection of knowledge honouring the experience of being a mother.

The Majura Women’s Group, with support from other community organisations, including the YWCA of Canberra, brought together 18 mothers to share and document their unique experiences and knowledge of mothering.

The process used narrative therapy practices to gathering the stories of the women. The process empowered the community to give voice to important experiences which would otherwise go unheard. This publication is a testament to the effectiveness of applying narrative therapy ideas to community work.

Also available online via the ACT Department of Health and Community Services website

Majura Women’s Group – Celebrating 25 Years – A Majura Women’s Group Inc. publication to celebrate the group’s anniversary and to complement its 2006 retrospective exhibition at the Canberra Museum and Gallery. Produced with the support of Northside Community Service as the facilitating partner under the Communities for Children initiative which is funded by the Australian Government under the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy.

I Promise Your Family Will Eat This! – Fabulous recipes and fitness advice from members of the Majura and Brindabella Womens Groups. Published 2009.

Wet Patch on the Carpet – A hilarious account of the approximately 952 things requiring a mother’s attention, compiled from illustrations and written material prepared by group members as part of the Backyard Project in 1989. Assisted by Megalo Screenprint and the Community Cultural Development Unit of the Australia Council.

Home Bound: Community Art in the Majura Womens Group – a history of the community art produced by MWG from 1989 – 1995. Written by Margaret Simpson. Published by MWG in 1996, with assistance from the Cultural Council of the ACT Government.

 

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