100 Years of Mudgee CWA

The 2nd oldest Country Women’s Association branch in NSW – Mudgee CWA – is about to celebrate its 100th birthday.

To commemorate the occasion, the group has received $9240 from the NSW Government to publish a book detailing the history of the Mudgee CWA, and its contribution to the community.

“For almost 100 years, Mudgee CWA has been a vehicle for the women of this region to change their community for the better,” Mr Saunders said.

“Achievements include a Baby Health Clinic in Mudgee, public rest rooms for country mothers to feed and change their babies while in town, and support for patients to travel to Sydney for medical appointments – all of which we take for granted today!

“Regional communities would not be the places they are today without the passionate efforts of CWA members over the years, so it’s great to be able to support the Mudgee branch to commemorate its history.”

Treasurer Sonja Lunn has spent about 18 months compiling the book, after initially only setting out to research a few historical titbits for the centenary celebrations.

“You don’t realise, until you see it in print, all the different things that we’ve been involved in,” she said.

“It’s wonderful to be able to have all the history in one place, in a book so it can be kept as a keepsake, but it wouldn’t have been possible without this grant.”

Proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards Mudgee CWA’s charitable initiatives in the region.

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