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Carol Joy Abell
Tribute by: Jeanette Large
The most wonderful, loving, caring, selfless mother, grandmother and great grandmother who has contributed significantly to the lives of all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Tribute by: Judith Arnott
The women I have met on my journey have helped make me the woman I am.
Tribute by: Peter, Ted and Julie Agoos
Our sister Kathy Agoos’ adventurous spirit found its true north in Michael Gerner and Australia, binding continents and families since 1979 in a saga of heart, mind, and imagination.
Tribute by: Akyalcin Family
With tenacity and determination Neriman raised three boys on her own. Her efforts were acknowledged by the Turkish Community when she was awarded “Mother of the Year”
Tribute by: Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust
Co- founder of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, a surgeon there for 23 years. In 1883 Lilian fought for and won the right to become the first woman student admitted to Trinity College, Melbourne University. She led the fight in 1886 to get women students admitted into the Faculty of Medicine at Melbourne University, graduating in 1893. In 1895 she became the founding secretary of the Victorian MedicalWomen’s Society.
Tribute by: Janet Whiting
Stephanie Alexander is an extraordinary Australian. Stephanie has changed the way millions of Australians cook – her work through publishing The Cooks Champion has made good food and healthy eating accessible to mainstream Australia. Apart from being a culinary hero through her restaurant work over decades, Stephanie has also led the way in changing the way future generations interact with food. Her work in establishing the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation has meant that school children across Australia are now proud of the way they can grow, cook and share food. To hear children is Grade 4 boast about their Zucchini Flowers is remarkable. Started elss than a decade ago, the Kitchen Garden Foundation will shortly be operational in more than 650 schools across Australia. Stephanie needs to be acknowledged for her work and we need to be grateful for what she does.
Tribute by: Amanda Alford
Dr Katrina Alford epitomises the spirit of the Shilling Wall. Dr Alford is an academic, an economist and economic historian, a feminist, a JP and community representative, and a mother. Dr Alford was nominated by her daughter Amanda who was born at the Queen Victoria Hospital which once operated on the site of the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre. Dr Alford has dedicated her life to giving voice to the voiceless and promoting social justice and economic equality. Her academic work has included research and wide-ranging publications in economic history; feminist economics; education; primary and community health care policy; and the socioeconomic determinants of Indigenous (ill) health. Dr Alford’s book ‘Production or Reproduction: An Economic History of Women in Australia 1788-1850′ is a key reference point in Australian and feminist economic history. Dr Alford has held academic positions at the University of Melbourne and LaTrobe University. She now runs a successful private evidence-based consulting business. Dr Alford is a Fellow of the International Fellowship for Leadership in Health Reform (Australian International Health Institute) and an expert of international standing nominated by the Australian Research Council in Australian economic, social and health economics and Indigenous research. She has made a significant contribution to Victorian society through extensive professional and pro bono work with Indigenous bodies such as Gambina Koori Economic Employment and Training Agency; the Academy of Sport, Health and Recreation (University of Melbourne); and Rumbalara Football Netball Club. She has also been involved in numerous community organisations, including on Board of the Ethics Committee and Social Policy Research Committee of Brotherhood of St Laurence, and established the Sybilla Feminist Press Collective. Dr Alford’s passion for social justice has helped the shape and inspire her two daughters, Amanda and Celia.
Jessie Y Allen (nee Boudrie)
Tribute by: Christine Allen, David Allen
Mum gave birth to David in 1952 at the Queen Vic. She came from England in 1922 and overcame struggles in Australia, without the support groups or finances available today.
Frances Beatrice Richardson Allinson
Tribute by: Mary Allinson
Jean Marie Allison
Tribute by: The Retired Anaesthetists Group
Prominent anaesthetist who trained in Melbourne (including Queen Victoria Hospital, 1957), worked in Hong Kong, 1965-1993. Organised the Asian Australasian Congress of Anaesthesiologists in 1986. Chairman, Victorian Retired Anaesthetists Group, 2005-08.
Tribute by: Mardi Trompf
Dear, dear friend. Genuine, practical, gorgeous.
Elizabeth Anderson (nee Pryn)
Tribute by: Aline Thompson and Family
Elizabeth Anderson (nee Pryn) 1858-1930. One of the first white children born at Blackwood. She had 12 children and as a midwife delivered many of the babies in the area.
Tribute by: Maree Davidson, Genevieve Webb, Catherine Brown, Building Commission, Jenny Grayling
In 2004, Merryn Apma, Sharon Gibbard, Trisha Atkinson-Sinclair, Jackie Marion, and Julie Phillips joined Michael Long and others on a 650 kilometre trek from Melbourne to Parliament House in Canberra to get Indigenous issues back on the national agenda. This walk inspired Australians to express their commitment to reconciliation and a united Australia, and celebrate the positive achievements of Indigenous communities.
Tribute by: Katrina Mohamed & Family
She is our mother, grandmother, friend and inspiration. She is our strength, is a wise and graceful woman who has raised an amazing family.
Gnei Kumala Arbee (nee Juranpathy)
Tribute by: Mazeena Mahroof
In loving memory of my wonderful mother, friend and grandmother my children, Nabila, Nadia, and Natasha never got to know.
Tribute by: Jean Ker Walsh, Marg and Frank Purcell, Ellen and Brian Smiddy, Marg and Bill Hebb, Geraldine and Frank Hornby, Rosalie and Frank Sheehan, Liz and Paul Willy
On the occasion of her birthday (2009), Marg’s friends celebrate her warmth and generosity, her strength at the core of her family and her caring contribution to her community.
Tribute by: Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Domestic Violence Victoria, BreaCan, Vita Natural Health, Mazeena Mahroof, Genevieve Webb
Nancy Armstrong has been Cleanforce’s most dedicated and cheerful representative at the Queen Victoria Wome’s Centre for almost five years (2001-2006). With such a friendly nature, Nancy has always taken the time to stop for a chat and showed great commitment to the heritage building she has helped care for over this period. Her knowledge of the Centre outstretches most and her daily visits will be greatly missed by all. We wish her all the best in her new endeavours.
Tribute by: Kaye Wright and Julie Ellerton
Judith Arnott is a survivor of domestic violence. She is courageous, tenacious and strong. She is our friend. With our love, Kaye and Julie.
Tribute by: Victorian Multicultural Commission
Krishna Arora has led a full life devoted to good food and teaching young people about cooking. She taught in the Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa in New Delhi for several years and wrote a cooking text book for the Catering Institutes in India. She also opened Asian Memorial Institute of Hotel Management and Catering in Chennai. Krishna came to Australia in 1992 to join her family and has been very active in the community since arriving. Krishna has been the Food Editor of Indian Voice, an Indian monthly newspaper, since 1993, and is passionate about helping the community, particularly providing services to senior citizens. She is also a co-founder and the Present of the Indian Senior Citizens Association.
Tribute by: Margaret Fitzherbert
Louise Asher is the Victorian Parliament’s longest-serving woman member, as well as a Minister in the Kennet and Ballieu Governments and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party.
Patricia Ashton (nee Martin)
Tribute by: Jan Pianella (nee Ashton) and Family
Tribute by: Pinder & Lyon Families
This woman is a pure Angel, grew up as an orphan with nothing yet managed to create a wonderful family against all odds of hardship and despair. Cancer has now become her new enemy, however she takes it bravely and continues her battle. The war has just begun she thinks, but not for her children any more, it’s now her grandchildren and their children. She is totally unselfish and wishes for nothing more than smiles from her beloved ones. God Bless you Mum & Nana XXXXXXXXXXXX000000000000
Tribute by: Maree Davidson, Genevieve Webb, Catherine Brown, Tiffany Crawford, Building Commission, Jenny Grayling
In 2004, Merryn Apma, Sharon Gibbard, Trisha Atkinson-Sinclair, Jackie Marion and Julie Phillips joined Michael Long and others on a 650 kilometre trek from Melbourne to Parliament House in Canberra to get Indigenous issues back on the national agenda. This walk inspired Australians to express their commitment to reconciliation and a united Australia, and celebrate the positive achievements of Indigenous communities.
Tribute by: Judith Arnott
The women I meet on my journey make me the woman I am.