The Broken Hill CWA gathered to honour the lives of passed CWA members from our region and to celebrate 100 years of the organisation’s existence at a deeply moving cemetery ceremony led by Rev Helen Ferguson this past Sunday.
“All of the women of yesteryear, and those of today, and current members who stand before you and with you, are empowered in their drive to make meaningful change not only to women and families in our area, but to women and families the world over. We are blessed indeed to have such women, and I give thanks to God for them,” read Rev Ferguson to members and guests gathered to remember women who’d spent their lives sharing the CWA’s vision of improving conditions for women, children, and families in rural and remote NSW.
With special guests in attendance including Mayor Tom Kennedy, muralist Amanda Johnson, local historian Paul Armstrong, and ladies from the Broken Hill Family History Group, floral tributes were laid on the graves of 22 women, several being the family of current members.
To support this annual celebration of life, locals with family resting in the Broken Hill cemetery who were CWA members are invited to share their details and attend future ceremonies to honour them.
As always, food was a feature, with members putting on a lovely luncheon following the service at the South Community Library in Patton Street for all to attend.
For information about joining the CWA, or how they may support your community fundraising efforts, contact Joan Casey on 0417 085 124 or email [email protected]