Raigh Roe

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Dame Raigh Edith Roe DBE (12 December 1922 - November 2014) has been a member of the Australian Country Women's Association since 1941; she became Branch President, Western Australian State President and, eventually, National President of the CWA. [1]

In 1977 she was elected World President of the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), representing almost nine million women in 74 countries throughout the world.

Honours[edit]

In 1975 Raigh Roe was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).[2]

In 1977 she was named Australian of the Year,[3] jointly with Sir Murray Tyrrell.

In 1980 she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).[4]

In 2001 she was awarded the Centenary Medal.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dame Raigh Roe". Seven West Media Limited. The West Australian. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  2. ^ It's an Honour: CBE 1975
  3. ^ Lewis, Wendy (2010). Australians of the Year. Pier 9 Press. ISBN 978-1-74196-809-5. 
  4. ^ It's an Honour: DBE 1980
  5. ^ It's an Honour: Centenary Medal 2001

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