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The garden commemorate the golden jubilee of the Women`s Agricultural Bureau from 1917 to 1967.

At a meeting of the Advisory Board of Agriculture in October 1917, steps were taken to form the Women’s Agricultural Bureau (WAB), a rural women’s organisation, the first of its kind in Australia. Branches, supported by a government resourced organiser were formed across the state. At its peak there were 84 branches with 2565 members of the WAB, meeting to learn and share their experiences of improving rural family living concentrating on health, nutrition, hygiene and child development and education within the constraints of isolation and distance from urban resources.

In 1999, reflecting the changing role of women in rural areas, the Women’s Agricultural Bureau became Women in Agriculture and Business.


Address:Mallee Highway & Chandos Terrace, Lameroo, 5302
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.325472
Long: 140.515333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Culture
Source: MA
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