MUNRO, Grace Emily
Also known as: née Gordon
Died: 23/07/1964Special Achievements:
1922 - Founder of the Country Women's Association of Australia (CWA), with her as the president. She travelled New South Wales and Queensland , and by 1923 formed 68 branches and 17 Rest Rooms for mothers and children in country towns.
Grace was the first woman to serve on a hospital board in rural New South Wales.
1935 - She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire.
2001 - Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
Trained as a sister of St John of Jerusalem. Worked with the Red Cross during World War I.
Grace campaigned for maternity wards in hospitals and separate railway carriages for mothers and children.
Image - Grace Munro
Portrait of Mrs. Hugh Munro, founder of the Country Women's Association of Australia, 10th April 1922 / Payne State Library of NSW, Mitchell Library ML 614
Photo used with permission of State Library of New South Wales, "This work is out of copyright and you may freely use reproductions of the work for the purposes detailed in your correspondence."