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100 Years of Country Womens Association

The Western Australian CWA is 100years old. 2024 marks the 100th year of the iconic W A Country Women's Association (CWA). The CWA is more than recipes. This organisation has provided support for country and outer metropolitan women since 1924. Their vision is “to be a strong, reputable, relevant voice positively impacting lives and communities” Not long after the CWA began, the Great Depression was upon the State. It had a devastating impact on primary industry with a knock-on effect on the rural communities. Poverty was rife and the CWA provided relief through fundraising, in-kind donations and food hampers.

Today the CWA has nearly 2000 members and 130 branches. Rallys have been organised when the government has cut resources to certain areas. Not just fundraisers any more, the members turn their hands to practical pursuits. Clothing for babies, fiddle rugs for neuro-diverse and people with dementia. They have even gone out catching cane toads in the Ord River area. The common thread is “They are there when you need them”

Mundaring has had up to 9 branches of the CWA and although some have combined branches, there are still 3 active groups.

Mundaring CWA Building


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