February Members Meeting

3 February at 7.30pm

Burnside City Uniting Church, 384 Portrush Rd Tusmore



In 1922 a group of determined women from both the city and the country joined forces to change the lives of families living in the bush. One hundred years on, the iconic Country Women’s Association is famous for making scones, stitching handicrafts and raising money for worthy causes, but there is so much more to this national treasure.

In this presentation, Liz Harfull introduces the surprisingly radical women from diverse backgrounds who came together in this important moment in Australia’s social history; and the appalling circumstances that motivated them.

About the speaker: Award-winning Adelaide Hills author Liz Harfull is passionate about telling the stories and unearthing the histories of the extraordinary everyday people who make up our communities, especially in rural and regional Australia.

Liz grew up on a farm near Mount Gambier where she began her professional life as a journalist at the local newspaper. Her debut book about South Australian country shows and show cooking (The Blue Ribbon Cookbook) became a surprise hit when it was released fifteen years ago, even taking her to Paris after winning a prize in the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards. Since then, Liz has written ten books, including two national bestsellers and three about Robe, where she volunteers as a community historian.

Her most recent release (The Women Who Changed Country Australia) celebrates the centenary history of the CWA in NSW, where the movement was founded.