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CWA Victoria

Join this Vicfix campaign to review the CWA's early years

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About CWA Victoria

Following the lead of NSW and Queensland, Victoria's chapter of the CWA was co-founded in March 1928 by Lady Somers, the wife of the state's Governor. The association was formed as a non-sectarian, non-party-political, non-profit lobby group acting in the interests of women and children living in Victoria's rural areas.

Reports from the era capture the lead-up to the CWA's foundation, along with the activities and meetings that followed the association's inauguration and into the Depression years. Campaigns included handicraft exhibitions, the distribution of Christmas toys to Mallee-region children and efforts to include 'the younger set of women'.

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Riverine Herald collection, Fred Boyle (1914–95)

CWA Victoria

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