Moth­ers.Daugh­ters.Friends.

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

The mem­bers of Yar­ra­wonga Border Branch CWA in­vite you to cel­e­brate the long awaited launch of Moth­ers.Daugh­ters.Friends.

Once the “Un­told Sto­ries of the Women of Yar­ra­wonga and Dis­tricts”, the sto­ries of these re­mark­able women have now been told.

They are joy­ful cel­e­bra­tions of the achieve­ments of these won­der­ful women who across the years have helped to shape the com­mu­ni­ties in which we live.

Daphne Burch, née Hayes is the old­est liv­ing con­trib­u­tor (cur­rently in Be­nalla’s Cooinda Vil­lage). Her story tells of her child­hood in Yar­ra­wonga with her mother mak­ing sweets in a lo­cal shop. Her brother also helped to build the bridge at the time of con­struc­tion of Lake Mul­wala.

There are 123 sto­ries writ­ten by fam­i­lies and friends and the women’s voices are very im­por­tant to the telling of these sto­ries.

Up­lift­ing and in­spi­ra­tional, these women built our com­mu­ni­ties as they ran busi­nesses, lived on farms, had chil­dren, loved mu­sic, played in dance bands, were creative, used their skills cooking and sew­ing to make a liv­ing.

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