The preparation of this exhibition has accrued many debts, beginning with its title (taken from Suzanne Bunkers and Cynthia Huff, editors, Inscribing the Daily: Critical Essays on Women’s Diaries, University of Massachusetts Press, 1996). All my staff in the Archives, Grainger Museum and Special Collections were willingly co-opted along the way, but I must especially acknowledge Stephanie Jaehrling, Leslie Caelli, Ian Morrison, Jane Ellen, Jason Benjamin, Liz Agostino and Brian Allison. And finally, warm thanks go to Susan Reidy and Jacqui Barnett from the Communications and Publications Section, and Maureen Brookes from the National Library of Australia.