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Country Women`s Association : 05-December-2011
Country Women`s Association : 05-December-2011

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A rose garden commemorates the diamond jubilee 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 Association was formed partly in response to the formation of similar groups in other states. A major objective since its foundation was to 'arrest the [population] drift from rural areas'-a problem which persists today. Its major activities have revolved around the provision of services to its members and the improvement of amenities in rural areas.

Location

Address:Wendouree Parade, Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, 3350
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.546667
Long: 143.821667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:March-1928
Approx. Event End Date:March-1988

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 16th March, 1988
Front Inscription

      ROSE GARDEN
Country Womens Association 
        Victoria
     Donated By
Ballarat Group
To Commemorate The
Diamond Jubilee
16 March 1988

Source: MA,VMR
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