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The flagpole commemorates 60 years of service by the Country Women`s Association (CWA) to the Shepparton community and marks Shepparton`s 150th anniversary and Australia's Bicentenary. 

The CWA was formed in Victoria in 1928 and a branch was formed in Shepparton on the 5th August 1929. 

The conference for the formation of a Country Women's Association, in Victoria, which was opened on Monday afternoon by Lady Somers in the Assembly Hall, was continued yesterday morning, when those present who were in sympathy with the aims of the association and those who had apologised for unavoidable absence and expressed their approval, were formed into a provisional council, with power to add to their number, for the ensuing three months with an executive committee to draw up a constitution and an arrange details of organisation and finance. A full conference will be held at the end of three months. The executive committee consists of Lady Mitchell, Lady Masson, Mrs. Ian Black (Mount Noorat), Mrs. Patterson (Koo-wee-rup), Mrs. Hicken (Shepparton), Mrs. Ian Currie(Euroa), Mrs. Hawthorn (Kerang), Miss Barbara Armstrong (Kyneton), Mrs.A. S. Austin (Willaura), and Miss Knight (of the Agricultural department). This committee was authorised to appoint an honorary secretary and honorary treasurer for the time being, and also to see to the appointment of an honorary solicitor to assist in drafting the constitution.
Argus (Melbourne), 14 March 1928.




Address:Wyndham & Nixon Streets, Queens Gardens, Shepparton, 3630
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.376987
Long: 145.399335
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Flagpole
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1928
Approx. Event End Date:1988


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

A Gift To The City Of Shepparton,
By The Shepparton Branch Of
Country Women`s Association
     To Commemorate
Their 60 Years Service To The Community ;
To Mark Shepparton`s 150th Birthday;
And Australia`s Bicentenary.


Source: MA
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