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The plaque commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Kilkerran Branch of the Women`s Agricultural Bureau from 1945 to 1970.

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:Balgowan & Koch Roads, Bureau Park, Kilkerran, 5573
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.325745
Long: 137.586241
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1945
Approx. Event End Date:1970


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
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1945  - 1970 

Commemorating 25th anniversary Kilkerran Branch of the Women`s Agricultural Bureau

Park established 1959 in memory of District pioneers

Source: MA
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