Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW is proud to celebrate its centenary this year and be part of a legacy that continues to positively contribute to local and regional communities in so many different ways.
On April 20, 1922, women formed an organising committee for the Country Women’s Association of NSW. Grace Munro, founder and first State President, mobilised members to save women and children dying because of lack of maternity care in rural hospitals.
“These women were initiators, fighters, and lobbyists, who were passionate about making rural and regional NSW better for those who lived there.
For 100 years the members of the Country Women’s Association of NSW have continued the legacy of those trail-blazing foundation members by improving the social, educational, recreational, and medical realities for their communities,” said Stephanie Stanhope, President, Country Women’s Association of NSW.