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Rachael Dalton

Rachael Dalton

Tribute by: Victorian Women in ICT Network Inc

Rachael is the General Manager, Internal Program Delivery of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. In her support of women in ICT Rachael has been a guest speaker at a WIT event on gender diversity and is currently a mentor in Vic ICT for Women’s mentoring program. She is a board member of Vic ICT and prior to taking a Board position she worked enthusiastically as the Program Director of the successful 2010 Vic ICT for women initiative Go Girl, Go for IT. Rachael is the current Co-Director of Go Girl which is well on track for a successful implementation in June 2012.

Jo Dalvean

Jo Dalvean

Tribute by: Victorian Women in ICT Network

Jo’s commitment to women in IT and encouraging and supporting girls is demonstrated through her work with the Australian Computer Society and her selfless contribution to the Digital Divas program.

Rosemary Daniel

Rosemary Daniel

Tribute by: City of Melbourne

Councillor 1996-2001, Melbourne City Council

Edith Alice (Philipson) Davenport

Edith Alice (Philipson) Davenport

Tribute by: Wendy Weeks

Edith Davenport (born in the 1920′s) was an art and craft and music teacher. She ran the first pre-school for children with physical disabilities (through VISCCA), which later taught intellectually ‘handicapped’ children at Aekira Centre, Box Hill, Victoria. She was always a loving and loyal wife, mother, family and community member, as well as a talented artist, musician and thinker. I am proud to say she is my mother.

Louise Davidson

Louise Davidson

Tribute by: Women in Super

Louise Davidson was a driving force behind the establishment and growth of the Women in Super Mothers Day Classic. The Mothers Day Classic has made a very significant contribution to breast cancer research and awareness and is Australia’s largest charity fun run.

Maree Davidson

Maree Davidson

Gay Davidson

Gay Davidson

Tribute by: Tui Davidson

Pioneering journalist, loving mother, great mentor and friend to a vast array of people.

Anne Davie

Anne Davie

Tribute by: Robert Davie

Susan Davies

Susan Davies

Susan helped energise opposition to the Kennett government, being elected as a rural Independent MP at the Gippsland West byelection in 1997. She lead the drafting of the Independents’ Charter which helped bring that government down in 1999, and was a stabilising influence during the first term minority Bracks Labor government. Two of her three sons was born at Queen Vic.

Anni Davies

Anni Davies

Tribute by: Judith Arnott

The women I meet on my journey make me the woman I am.

Natasha Davis

Natasha Davis

Tribute by: ATO Community Programs Colleagues

Natasha’s passionate and inspiring leadership has enabled Community Programs staff in the ATO to build important and innovative employment opportunities and partnerships with Australia’s diverse communities.

Mary Josephine Day

Mary Josephine Day

Tribute by: Onagh Bishop (Office of Lindsay Tanner MP)

All know her toughness, loyalty and tenacity. Few know the reach of her care. A tireless campaigner for women, working people and those in need of a strong voice.

Mary C. De Garis

Mary C. De Garis

Tribute by: Kathy Hancock, Christine McLennan, Ruth Lee

Mary De Garis M.D, (1881-1963) graduated in 1907. She worked at the Queen Vic in 1910, 1911 and 1919. She was Geelong’s first female doctor, improving women’s and babies’ health.

Margot (nee Rickard) Dearn

Margot (nee Rickard) Dearn

Tribute by: Fiona Dearn

Mother, teacher, inspiration.

Mary Delahunty

Mary Delahunty

Tribute by: Helen Burbery (Co-ordinator), Jo Beaumont, Janina Gawler, Jane Haley, Susan Halliday, Andrea Hull, Elias Jreissati, Colleen Jreissati, Dromkeen, Vicky Koutris, Maria Marshall, Harold Mitchell, Moira Rayner, Melba Recordings, Erin Redmond, Carol Schwartz, Naseema Sparks, Kathleen Townsend, Janet Whiting, Caroline Williams Mora.

Inspirational Victorian MP and Minister for Education, Planning and Arts. As Minister for Women’s Affairs ensured ongoing Government funding to QVWC. Award winning journalist, unionist, feminist, civil rights activist, republican, wife, mother, daughter.

Norma Helena Disken

Norma Helena Disken

Tribute by: Julie Campbell, Noel Disken, Barry Disken, Robert Disken

Wonderful, loving mother and grandmother. Her tireless work to communities including The Women’s Voluntary Service (WWII), churches, schools and as President of the Hawthorn Auxilary of The Royal Women’s Hospital.

Constance M. (Connie) Dixon

Constance M. (Connie) Dixon

Tribute by: Verna, Joan & Claire

Our much loved aunt was a very faithful volunteer at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital for more than 15 years.

Margaret (nee Lancaster) Dixon

Margaret (nee Lancaster) Dixon

Tribute by: Shirley & David Lancaster, Judith Ryan, Peter Dixon and Helen Shannos

‘Detective Dixon’ loved QVMH where she was assistant to the medical superintendent 1961-80. a believer in women’s issues, Dr D brought flowers for her staff and considered work her salvation.

Christine Dodd

Christine Dodd

Tribute by: Breacan

Christine supported many women and their families who were living with a diagnosis of breast or gynaecological cancer whilst working as a volunteer for BreaCan.

Virginia Dods

Virginia Dods

Tribute by: Judith Arnott

The women I meet on my journey make me the woman I am.

Millie Donald

Millie Donald

Tribute by: Pamela Catty

As someone I love, respect and admire for her contribution to me, our family, the global Jewish community and to humankind.

Norah Dorey

Norah Dorey

Tribute by: Judith Arnott

The women I meet on my journey make me the woman I am.

Maureen T Douglas

Maureen T Douglas

Tribute by: Spensley Street Primary School Community

A caring, courageous advocate for our children’s holistic education, Maureen is a passionate, capable leader who challenges the norm, inspires respect and models educational leadership at Spensley Street Primary School.

Samiro Douglas

Samiro Douglas

Tribute by: WIRE Inc Board of Governance

Mary Therese Dow

Mary Therese Dow

Tribute by: Tim Dow, Catherine Dow, Martin Hemingway

Mary is a much loved, inspirational and awesome teacher, mother, wife and friend. She has enthusiastically dedicated her life to educating and empowering young women for over 25 years.

Jane M Doyle

Jane M Doyle

Tribute by: Thomas and Ava Berryman

For being very very nice and a great mother.

Maud Draffin

Maud Draffin

Tribute by: Marilyn Devlin

Our loving caring mother and grandmother taken from us far too soon.

Kate Driscoll

Kate Driscoll

Tribute by: Brownwyn Williams

Elizabeth Drozd

Elizabeth Drozd

Tribute by: Victorian Multicultural Commission

Elizabeth Drozd was appointed as a Victorian Multicultural Commission Commissioner in 2009. She is currently CEO of Polish Community Services Inc, and has been actively involved in the Polish Community for a number of years and has encouraged research in the community into a range of mental health issues. She has considerable experience in local government, working for the City of Brimbank in a variety of roles dedicated to access and equity issues.

Violet Varley Duncan

Violet Varley Duncan

Tribute by: Shirley Philpott

Loving caring artistic mother.

Heather Dunlop

Heather Dunlop

Tribute by: BreaCan

Heather supported many women and their families who were living with a diagnosis of breast or gynaecological cancer whilst working as a volunteer for BreaCan.

Judy (nee Burdeu) Durr

Judy (nee Burdeu) Durr

Tribute by: Margaret Burdeu

Creative, generous and warm. Always seeking challenges in her art, work and life. She makes a difference to her family, friends and community. A great mum, daughter, sister, gran.

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