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Country Women's Association

Inaugurated at a public meeting at the Assembly Hall, Melbourne, in March 1928, the Victorian branch of the Country Women's Association (CWA) develops the skills and addresses the problems of women living on the land. In its first year the organisation organised 1700 members into 20 branches, many of whom had defected from the Women's Section of the Victorian Country Party. Despite its rural focus the Association has always had branches in suburban Melbourne and maintains clubrooms in Toorak for use by members visiting the city. However, for city folk, it is perhaps best known for the wonderful home cooking members dispense each year from the CWA refreshment rooms at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Shurlee Swain