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Alumnae inducted onto the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women

The University congratulates our alumnae recently inducted onto the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women.

Twenty-one women were honoured and celebrated as they were inducted onto the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women for 2017.

Among the Inductees, were a number of women with strong connections to the University of Tasmania.

Some of the alumnae inducted by the Minister for Women Jacquie Petrusma were:

  • Frances Bender, of Hobart, executive director of Huon Aquaculture
  • Margaret Bird, of Lindisfarne – since retiring from teaching Margaret has worked to make communities more age friendly, including as the former chair COTA Tas.
  • Cynthia Brock, of West Launceston – one of the first female lay principals in the Catholic School System.
  • Lara Giddings, of Rosny, was the first female Premier of Tasmania. In 1996, at the age of 23, Lara was the youngest woman ever elected to the parliament in Australia.
  • Elizabeth Gillam, of Dodges Ferry, was an early pioneer on women’s policy in Tasmania and a strong contributor on social justice issues.
  • Sue Hickey, former Miss Tasmania, businesswoman and second woman Lord Mayor of Hobart.
  • Kerry Hore, of Bellerive – represented Australia in rowing at four Olympic Games.  Won bronze at the Athens Olympics.
  • Karen Linegar, of Latrobe - first nurse and the second woman president of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and was an expert advisor to the International Society for Quality in Healthcare.
  • Dr Dianne Snowden, of Hobart - first woman to be appointed Chair of the Tasmanian Heritage Council.

Image: Cynthia Brock, awarded for services to education and training.

Published on: 21 Apr 2017