Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Glenda MacPhail from the Clarence Valley named as a finalist in NSW Woman of the Year Award 2010

Glenda MacPhail of Townsend [see insert] a tireless worker on behalf of the Clarence Valley indigenous community has received some well-deserved recognition.
She was named a finalist in the NSW Woman of the Year Award 2010.
Winner to be announced on Monday 8 March.

From Bigpond News:

Three Aboriginal women are in the running to become NSW Woman of the Year thanks to their work in health and community development.
The award, for which there are 10 finalists, is part of International Women's Day celebrations on March 8. The winner will be announced at a reception hosted by Premier Kristina Keneally on the day.

Finalist Sister Alison Bush, the first Aboriginal midwife to be based at a major maternity hospital inNSW, has been recognised for her forty years working with Aboriginal mothers and babies.

Elder Millie Ingram is also in contention for the award for her ongoing work in community leadership through Redfern and Waterloo land council organisations as well as women's community groups.

Glenda MacPhail, a Yaegl woman, has also been honoured as a finalist for her efforts helping to set up the Lower Clarence Aboriginal Women's Resource Centre at Maclean, near Grafton on the state's north coast.

Full list of finalists from a field of 90 nominations:

  • Sister Alison Bush from Leichardt,
  • Ms Wendy Fogarty from Tarrawanna,
  • Councillor Colleen Fuller from Gunnedah,
  • Ms Millie Ingram from Glebe,
  • Ms Susan Lee from Strathfield,
  • Mrs Glenda MacPhail from Townsend,
  • Mrs Johanne Provins from Granville,
  • Professor Janice Reid AM from Penrith,
  • Pastor Julie Virtue from Forbes; and
  • Mrs. Christine Weston from Cumnock.

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