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Country Women`s Association : 26-February-2012
Country Women`s Association : 26-February-2012

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A tree commemorates 70 years of the Country Women`s Association in Victoria.

The Country Women's Association of Victoria was founded in 1928. It is a non-sectarian, non-party-political, non-profit lobby group working predominantly in the interests of women and children in rural areas. It's first president (1928-1932) was Lady Mitchell. The formation of the Victorian Association was prompted by a meeting organised by Lady Somers (wife of the then state governor) in March 1928. It was quickly strengthened by proliferation of local branches and the decision of the seven Victorian Women's Institutes (the first of which had been formed in 1926) to join the new Association. By 1929 it boasted twenty branches with 1700 members.

Location

Address:Glenelg Highway, Stewart Park, Skipton, 3361
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.686014
Long: 143.362456
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1928
Approx. Event End Date:1998

Dedication

Front Inscription

This Tree Was Planted By
The Skipton Branch
To Commemorate
70 Years Of
The Country Women`s
Association Of Victoria
1928 - 1998

Source: MA
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