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Two trees commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Country Women`s Association in South Australia.

The South Australian Country Women's Association is a non-sectarian, non-party-political, non-profit lobby group and service association working in the interests of women and children in rural and urban areas. Although ostensibly non-party-political, in practice the group has tended to bolster conservative politics.

The State association was formed in 1929. The first branch of the Association in South Australia was actually formed in 1926 at Burra by Mary Warnes. By 1988, nearly every small settlement in South Australia had a CWA branch and the Association comprised 270 branches with 7,500 members (at its peak in 1956 the Association boasted 277 branches and 14,000 members).



Address:Prospect Road, W. T. Smith Park, Prospect, 5082
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.891548
Long: 138.594608
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:
Approx. Event Start Date:1929
Actual Event End Date:
Approx. Event End Date:1969


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 28th August, 1969
Front Inscription

Plaque :

These two trees were planted on August 28th 1969 by Prospect Branch Countrywoman`s Assoc.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of C.W.A. in S.A.


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au