|Dame Raigh Roe
|World President of the Associated Country Women of the World|
|Born||Raigh Edith Kurts
12 December 1922
|Died||November 2014 (aged 91)|
|Spouse(s)||James Arthur Roe (m. 1941)|
|Relations||John Septimus Roe (great-grandfather-in-law)|
|Education||Perth Girls' School|
|Awards||Australian of the Year (1977)|
Dame Raigh Edith Roe DBE (née Kurts; 12 December 1922 – November 2014) was an Australian farmer, who became an advocate for rural women in Australia and around the world. She was member of the Australian Country Women's Association (CWA) from 1941; she became branch president, Western Australian state president and, eventually, national president of the CWA.
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. In 1978, she was appointed as a commissioner for the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC).
In 2001 she was awarded the Centenary Medal.
- "Dame Raigh Roe". Seven West Media Limited. The West Australian. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
- Inglis, K.S. (2006). This is the ABC : the Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1932-1983 (2nd ed.). Melbourne: Black Inc. ISBN 1863951814.
- "She's no milkmaid : a biography of Dame Raigh Roe, D.B.E.". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
- It's an Honour: CBE 1975
- It's an Honour: DBE 1980
- Lewis, Wendy (2010). Australians of the Year. Pier 9 Press. ISBN 978-1-74196-809-5.
- It's an Honour: Centenary Medal 2001
Sir Edward Dunlop
|Australian of the Year Award
Served alongside: Murray Tyrrell
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