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Founders Day

Founders Day

Today, on Founders Day, we remember and celebrate our founder Mrs Jessie Mary Vasey OBE CBE, born in Roma, Queensland on 19 October 1897. Born Jessie Mary Halbert, Jessie was the eldest of three girls, daughter of a Queensland grazier, and a university graduate with first-class honours. Jessie...

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The power of friendships

The power of friendships

What do our members value most? “Friendships. People I didn’t really know particularly well before COVID-19 and now they’re like best friends.” The power of friendships is something AWW NSW does not take for granted. Our community is central to our organisation. Staying connected is so important...

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Interview with Rachel McGrath

Interview with Rachel McGrath

“Just remember that there's a very big strong family of community out there for you.” Recently, Renee Wilson CEO of Australian War Widows NSW had the opportunity to interview Rachel McGrath, wife of triple Paralympic gold medalist, Curtis McGrath. They...

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AVCAT Scholar Megan Beecher

AVCAT Scholar Megan Beecher

Meet Megan Beecher, Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) Scholar.   In 2020, Megan was the recipient of the AVCAT Australian War Widows NSW Scholarship. The support provided by AWW NSW to Megan continues throughout her Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean’s Scholar) study...

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70 years of Vice Regal Patronage

70 years of Vice Regal Patronage

We are honoured to receive this very special message from Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC. Her Excellency, our Patron, prepared this message for our members as they met with the Board of Directors today for our 22nd Annual General Meeting. Thank you to all our members for...

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The Illustrator Behind The Wattle

The Illustrator Behind The Wattle

Introducing Nidhi Bolar, illustrator of the wattle on the back cover of our latest edition of The Digest. We know you are over in India currently, what are you missing the most about Australia?   It's been more than a year since I've been away from Sydney so naturally there are countless things I...

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A message from my veteran family to yours

A message from my veteran family to yours

To veteran families, it is to you, that I address my message. For those that are left behind carrying the scars of war, be them your own or your loved ones, I want you to know that your sacrifice also matters. Without you, they couldn’t have done what they did. They couldn’t have answered the...

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Media Release – Australian Veterans of Afghanistan

Media Release – Australian Veterans of Afghanistan

A call to reach out to Australian veterans and families of the Afghanistan war   Considering the transpiring situation in Afghanistan, Australian War Widows NSW (AWW NSW) calls on the veteran community and their families to support each other during this time. The war in the Middle East has...

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Australian Veterans of Afghanistan

Australian Veterans of Afghanistan

Well, what a few months this has been for Australian Veterans of Afghanistan and their families. It is difficult to read about the transpiring situation in Afghanistan and the plight of the civilians. While there has been much talk of the removal of troops, I have heard little directed toward...

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Your voices were heard

Your voices were heard

AWW NSW advocates for the needs of all women and families of veterans connected to Defence service. We provide a voice for our members and community to ensure their views are represented across all areas that impact upon them. We thank everyone who participated in the consultation...

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ENewsletter July 2021

ENewsletter July 2021

Dear Members, I hope everyone is staying safe and well during these particularly challenging times. COVID-19 continues to challenge us all. Our office in Sydney remains closed; however, all staff continue to work from home and are there for you. At this time, our Social and Guild clubs in the...

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Nominations for Company Directors

Nominations for Company Directors

Dear Members As some of you may be aware, we have a number of positions on the Board of Directors which will become available at the AGM this year. One position has become vacant following the resignation of Ms Gwen Cherne during 2020. Two positions become vacant following the completion of...

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