The CWA was formed out of desperate need. Country women were fighting isolation,and an appalling lack of health facilities and the constraints of a male dominated society. The Association was built by women who had to watch helplessly as their children died from minor illnesses. These women realised they had nowhere to turn but to themselves – and the result was staggering. Within a year, the Association was a unified, resourceful group that was going from strength to strength. The members worked tirelessly to set up baby health care centres, fund bush nurses, build and staff maternity wards, hospitals, schools, rest homes, seaside and mountain holiday cottages – and much more. At the same time they continued to run homes in which they were often mother, nurse, teacher and general hand. The women of the CWA, while believing deeply that their role in the family is vitally important, have been initiators, fighters and lobbyists. They have made localities into communities by providing social activities and educational, recreational and medical facilities.
The CWA shares interests with women in other states and countries around the world. Any woman in NSW and ACT, through her membership of CWA, has a voice in her nation’s affairs and an opportunity to assist the community.
The aim of the CWA is to work to improve conditions for country women and children. No other organisation exists for this purpose and the CWA is the largest women’s organisation in Australia.
Our objects are achieved by consulting governments about many issues, including Heath, Education, Transport, Social Services and the Environment.
CWA of NSW is a member of CWA of Australia.
Country Women’s Association – Tarcutta Branch
Secretary: Mrs Jenny Wild
Phone: 02 6928 8226
Meeting Time: 1.00pm / 2nd Thursday
Meeting Place: CWA Rooms, Sydney St, Tarcutta