The International Women's Day Centenary
- celebrating 100 years of women in Western Australia

WA Women’s Hall of Fame

The WA Women’s Hall of Fame was first established in 2011 in recognition of the Centenary of International Women’s Day held annually on 8th March. One hundred women were inducted at the centenary, across a range of sectors and celebrating a diverse set of achievements.

It’s purpose is to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Western Australian women past, present and future.

The Hall of Fame was bolstered by the creation of a Roll of Honour in 2012, to formally acknowledge women who were no longer with us but whose efforts were critical to the State’s social and economic development.

In 2013, women’s groups were celebrated with a landmark research project entitled “Women's Business: Mapping Women's Groups in Western Australia.”

Women’s group have played an integral role in shaping Western Australia for more than 120 years. Whether small, medium or large, existing for a brief period or spanning decades, or designed as a social group or for political lobby, all have helped to make the State what it is today.

In the words of human rights activist Christine Karumba;

  “One woman can achieve anything,
Many women can change everything”

Inductees (2011 - 2017)

Robin Adamson (2016)
Pri Adilbert (2011)
Lesley Akora (2011)
Beryl Allen (2011)
Dr Anne Aly (2011)
Olive Anstey (2011)
Daisy Bates (2011)
Jean Beadle (2011)
Professor Lyn Beazley AC (2011)
Tenille Bentley (2014)
Hon Julie Bishop MP (2011)
Estelle Blackburn (2011)
Danielle Blain (2011)
Sue Boyd (2015)
Dr Abigail Bray (2011)
Rebecca Britten (2011)
Ada Bromham (2016)
Dr Betsy Buchanan (2017)
Dr Dawn Butterworth (2014)
Susan Adelaide Casson (2012)
Helen Cattalini (2011)
Jahna Cedar (2012)
Professor Arlene Chan (2017)
Gwen Chester (2011)
Dame Rachel Cleland,DBE (2011)
Frederica Georgina Cooke (2017)
Jan Cooper (2017)
Priya Cooper (2011)
Margaret Court (2011)
Edith Cowan (2011)
Paddi Creevey (2011)
Jenni Curtis (2014)
Hon. Cheryl Davenport (2016)
Jenny Davis OAM (2017)
Dr Diane Davies (2014)
Anne Deanus (2011)
Dr Cynthia Dixon (2014)
Wilma Dunne OAM (2011)
Doolann-Leisha Eatts (2015)
The Hon Cheryl Edwardes (2017)
Vanessa Elliot (2011)
Dr Rica Erickson (2011)
Dr Joan Eveline (2011)
Wendy Fatin (2011)
Linda Fistonich (2012)
Dr Penny Flett (2011)
Kylie Forth (2014)
Her Honour Valerie French (2017)
Win Froud (2011)
Roseann Fuhrmann (2017)
Lois Gatley (2011)
Kate George (2011)
Patricia (Pat) Giles (2011)
Dame Annie Florence Gillies Cardell-Oliver (2012)
Annie Goldflam (2011)
Denise Goldsworthy (2011)
The Right Reverend Kay Goldsworthy (2011)
Dr Sue Gordon (2011)
Olga May Goss (2017)
Beryl Grant AO OBE (2011)
Doreen Green (2011)
Mrs Oriel Green (2016)
Irene Greenwood (2011)
Tina Gunter (2011)
Reverend Pam Halbert (2016)
Barbara Mary Hale (2014)
Kay Hallahan AO (2011)
Carol Hanlon (2011)
Angela Hartwig (2011)
Janet Haydon (2011)
Professor Colleen Hayward (2012)
Elizabeth Heenan (2014)
Yvonne Henderson (2011)
Carina Hoang (2011)
Mary Alice (May) Holman (2011)
Janet Holmes a Court AC (2011)
Dr Lekkie Hopkins (2011)
Tracey Horton (2015)
Annette Howard (2012)
Margaret Hubery (2015)
Florence Hummerston (2012)
Ruby Florence Hutchison (2016)
Dorothy Inman (2011)
Sharryn Jackson (2011)
Freda Jacob (2012)
Isabel Johnston (2012)
Elizabeth Jolley (2011)
Dr Roberta Jull (2012)
The Honourable Antoinette Kennedy AO (2012)
Victoria Kerfoot (2014)
Leonie Kershaw (2011)
Glenda Kickett (2016)
Judith Killen (2011)
Wouterina Klein OAM JP (2011)
Annette Knight (2016)
Kedy Kristel (2011)
Isabelle Lake (2015)
Kate Lamont (2011)
Patricia Lavater (2011)
Carmen Lawrence (2011)
Anne Leach OAM, FNM (2017)
Drisana Levitzke-Gray (2016)
Jade Lewis (2011)
Alannah MacTiernan (2011)
Holly-ann Martin (2016)
Sister Mary Martin Kelly (2016)
Kathleen Mazzella (2011)
Jan McDonough (2011)
Honourable Justice Carmel McLure (2016)
Krista McMeeken (2011)
Margaret Medcalf (2014)
Julie Michael (2011)
Georgiana Molloy (2011)
Sally Morgan (2011)
Carmen Morris (2011)
Pat Morris AM (2015)
Andrea Musulin (2011)
Margaret Nadebaum (2011)
Mary Nenke (2011)
Kerry Newick (2012)
Vicki O’Donnell (2011)
June Oscar (2011)
Judith Parker AM (2011)
Dr Maureen Phillips (2011)
Kaylene Poon (2011)
Professor Cheryl Praeger AM (2015)
Mary Raine (2011)
Gina Rinehart (2011)
Bessie Rischbieth (2011)
Brenda Robbins (2014)
Agnes Robertson (2011)
Dame Raigh Roe (2011)
Melvina Alice Rowley (2016)
Angela Ryder (2011)
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO,Governor of Western Australia (2015)
Louise Sauvage (2011)
Lisa Scaffidi (2011)
Professor Margaret Seares AO (2016)
Sabina Shugg (2011)
Julie Shuttleworth (2017)
Dr Margaret Smith (2011)
Diane Smith-Gander (2017)
Dr Erica Smyth (2016)
Tammy Solonec(2017)
Kate Sommerville (2011)
Josephine Spaull (2011)
Professor Fiona Stanley (2011)
Nancy Stewart (2015)
Libby Stone (2011)
Shirley Strickland de la Hunty (2011)
Halina Szunejko (2011)
Dame Dorothy Tangney (2011)
Shelley Taylor Smith (2011)
Judith Treby (2017)
Dr Casta Tungaraza (2012)
Leah Umbagai (2011)
Jo Vallentine (2011)
Paula Wagg (2017)
Diana Warnock (2011)
Giz Watson MLC (2011)
Linda Wayman (2012)
Honourable Christine Ann Wheeler AO, QC (2015)
Nanette Williams (2015)
June Williams (2015)
Kate Wilson (2011)
Dr Fiona Wood AM (2011)
Ros Worthington (2011)
Vida Jean Wright (2016)
Professor Samina Yasmeen (2012)
This place is dedicated to the unsung heroines whose collective effort defines Herstory (2011)
Womens Groups (2013)

Women’s Group who were nominated in 2013

Abortion Law Repeal Association/Association for the Legal Right to Abortion (ALRA)
American Women's Club of Perth (AWC)
Artemis
Association of Civilian Widows of WA Inc
Australian College of Midwives WA Branch (ACM)
Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA)
Beta Sigma Phi
Business and Professional Women Western Australia (BPW)
Catholic Women’s League of Western Australia (Inc)
Chrysalis House Women's Refuge
Cine-Matrix: Women in Film and Television WA
Cockburn Women’s Peace Camp
Combined Equal Pay Committee/WA Council for Equal Pay and Opportunity
Community Midwifery WA
Country Women’s Association (CWA)
Domestic Violence Action Group (Geraldton)
Emily’s List
Equal Opportunity Law Reform Coalition
Fremantle Women’s Health Centre (FWHC)
Girl Guides WA
Graduate Women Western Australia (GWWA)/Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW) Western Australia
Grapevine/Perth Wimmin’s Collective
Gretel Club of Perth (Inc)
Harvest Guild
Incest Survivors Association (Inc.)
Inner Wheel Australia
Inside Out Project
Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre
Kalgoorlie Auxiliary of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Karrakatta Club
Kinwomen
Labor Women’s Association
Lespar Library
Living Child Inc.—Safe Village Births
Lutheran Women WA
Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre
Mining Mums
Modern Women's Club
Mothers’ Union Australia
Movement for the Ordination of Women
Muslim Women’s Support Centre of WA (Inc)
Nardine
National Council of Women of Western Australia (previously known as West Australian National Council of Women and Western Australian National Council of Women)
National Council of Jewish Women of Australia—WA section (NCJWA)
Nintirri Centre
Older Women’s Network (OWN WA)
Penguin Club
Perth Ionian Club
Polyhymnia Reading Group
Probus
Rape Crisis Line
Rural Remote Regional Women’s Network (RRR)
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)
Sibyl/University of Western Australia Student Guild Women’s Collective
Society of Women Writers WA
Soroptimist International of Western Australia
Starick Services Inc
Status of Women Committee WA—Australian Labor Party
Tradeswomen on the Move
UN Women Australia (formerly UNIFEM Australia)—Perth Chapter Young UN Women Perth Chapter
Union of Australian Women—WA Branch
V.I.E.W. Western Australia
West Australian Women’s Society of Fine Arts and Crafts
War Widows’ Guild
Warrawee Women’s Refuge
Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL)
West Australian Housewives’ Association (Inc)
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Women in Media
Women’s Information Referral Exchange (WIRE)
Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) of Western Australia
Women in Education Coalition
Women in Mining WA (WIMWA)
Women in Sailing (WIS)
Women in Sport Committee of the Western Australian Sports Council
Women in Technology WA (Inc) (WiTWA)
Women Lawyers of Western Australia (Inc) (WLWA)
Women with Disabilities WA Inc (WWDWA)
Women’s Action Alliance (WAA)
Women’s Advisory Council (WAC)
Women’s Broadcasting Cooperative
Women’s Committee of State School Teachers’ Union WA Executive
Women's Committee of the Waterside Workers Federation
Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WA)/Women’s Refuge Group of WA (WRG)
Women’s Health and Family Services/Women’s Health Care House/Perth Women’s Centre/Women’s Health Service
Women’s Information Service (WIS)
Women’s Interest Network
Women in Engineering WA (WIE WA)
Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO)
Women’s Liberation
Women’s Service Guilds
Women’s Studies Group
Yanay Yanma
YWCA of Perth
Zonta International

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