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A tree commemorates the golden jubilee of the Country Womans`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.



Address:36 Don Road, Queens Park, Healesville, 3777
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.653661
Long: 145.523635
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:1928
Actual Event End Date:1978


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th October, 1978
Front Inscription

    Planted By
The C.W.A. Healesville
To Commemorate
The Golden Jubilee
Of The 
In Victoria

25 - 10 -78

Source: MA
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