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.


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]


  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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