Walk into Canberra's hidden history.

Our tours
Discover how women have shaped history in the places where they've shaped history.

➪ Discover the politicians, housewives, architects, judges, typists, codebreakers, and activists behind Australia's capital city on this highly engaging walk through the heart of Canberra.

➪ $50 per person

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➪ Step into Canberra's hidden world of spies, double agents, and covert operations. Walk in the footsteps of the women who were both spied and spies on this fun and unexpected journey through Canberra's Inner-South.

➪ $50 per person

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➪ Get your facts straight and your history queer on this LGBTQIA+ history tour! This tour is a celebration of the unsung heroes who forever changed the social and political fabric of our city (and had fun and fell in love along the way!).

➪ $50 per person

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Our story

She Shapes History was founded in 2021 by Sita Sargeant. She had become so fed up with the lack of accessible and engaging women's history in Australia that she decided to start running a weekly walking tour, sharing stories of how women have shaped her hometown of Canberra. Since then, it has grown in ways she could have never imagined. She Shapes History provides transformative, engaging, and entertaining experiences designed for those eager to uncover a different side of history.

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  • Kelly C.
    Review on Google from Jan 2024

    A large group of us went on the Badass Women of Canberra Walking Tour yesterday, as part of a birthday celebration and had an absolutely wonderful time! So interesting and engaging and a really great activity for groups or individuals. Not only would I go on this tour again, I'd love to check out the other two tours on offer.

  • 526phylc
    Review on TripAdvisor from Feb 2024

    Our guide Eleri was very knowledgeable and spoke clearly so that she could be heard by our small (6) group. She encouraged comments, questions and discussion. As it was a very hot day she encouraged us to drink from our water bottles and where possible, tried to conduct the discussion in the shade. Her stories of the personal and professional lives of the women in ACT history were very interesting and for me, a highlight of the day. I will recommend this tour to friends and visitors. Thank you

  • Veronica N.
    Review on TripAdvisor from Jan 2024

    I went along solo to this tour, but it didn’t feel like it for long. Sita was fantastic at bringing the group together, like we had known eachother for longer than the 2 hours we actually spent together. I loved learning more about Canberras history and the women behind it. I’ve lived in Canberra for over 10 years, but even I learnt something new about this city. Highly recommend and I will definitely be doing this tour again.

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