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Our voices have never been more important

Our voices have never been more important

AWW NSW celebrates 75 years. I want to tell you a story. A story of one woman who stood tall, who stood up for what she believed in, who devoted her life to service and empowering others. A woman who had a unique ability to tell it like it was, to inspire activity, unity and positive change for...

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Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

AWW NSW Submission on the Terms of Reference Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide   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, ensuring that their views are represented...

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ANZAC Day commemorations

ANZAC Day commemorations

On the eve of ANZAC Day, we came together in person, and in spirit, to commemorate the men and women who have served our nation at the Field of Remembrance. Many of our members took the opportunity to commemorate in their own time and own personal way. Some commemorated in the community - from a...

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ANZAC and Field of Remembrance Service 2021

ANZAC and Field of Remembrance Service 2021

Thank you to all involved in this year’s ANZAC and Field of Remembrance service. From the service organisers, to our War Widows, distinguished guests, school children and the wider community who joined us, your presence and contribution made this a truly memorable morning. A special mention goes...

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Have you heard? We are hiring!

Have you heard? We are hiring!

Join Australian War Widows NSW, where meaning and purpose unite. We are embarking on the biggest change we have ever made in our 75-year history. There are three critical roles to fill to help us reach our potential - Executive Officer to the CEO, Administration Assistant and Communications and...

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Media Release – ANZAC & Field of Remembrance Service 2021

Media Release – ANZAC & Field of Remembrance Service 2021

Generations and organisations join to remember the fallen and support veteran’s families For the first time in 69 years, Australian War Widows NSW (AWW NSW) and the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway unite to host a combined ANZAC and Field of Remembrance service to remember the fallen and commemorate...

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Field of Remembrance

Field of Remembrance

Field of Remembrance - we are all part of the story The ANZAC Field of Remembrance began in 1952 when Mrs C J Pope, widow of Rear-Admiral C J Pope, RAN, assisted by the War Widows’ Guild, organised the first Field in the grounds of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney. Mrs Pope conceived the idea of...

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Recognising veterans and families

Recognising veterans and families

Recognising veterans and families. You spoke and we listened. Our submission to the Defence Honours and Awards Tribunal has been lodged. We recently asked for your views to help us write our submission to the Defence Honours and Awards Tribunal for an inquiry into the recognition for Australian...

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Meaning and Purpose Unite!

Meaning and Purpose Unite!

Australian War Widows NSW, a place where meaning and purpose unite. We are seeking expressions of interest from all of those within our community and beyond who have an interest in helping us build a new future for all Women, Veterans and Families united by Defence Service. Over the next 12 months...

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Support for Inquiry into Veteran Suicide

Support for Inquiry into Veteran Suicide

Australian War Widows NSW welcomes any inquiry that examines the causes, issues and systems that impact upon veterans and their families. With the rate of veteran suicide more than twice the national average, and even higher for female veterans, it is important that critical lessons are learned...

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Stay Calm Stay Safe

Stay Calm Stay Safe

Stay Calm Stay Safe - Flood Information I hope you are all keeping safe during this very volatile weather event. These resources might help if you are affected by the rain and floods, or know others in our community that are. First and foremost, the emergency numbers: NSW SES - 132 500 Non-urgent...

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We rise by lifting others

We rise by lifting others

International Women's Day - We Rise By Lifting Others Our story is one of women helping women. What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 than to pay tribute to some of the women who have carried AWW on their shoulders? Recently we celebrated just some of the amazing women in our...

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