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South Australian Women’s Honour Roll
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South Australian Women's Honour Roll
The South Australian Women's Honour Roll is an important part of an ongoing strategy to increase the formal recognition of women for their contribution to the South Australian community. Now held biennially, the Honour Roll acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of women in our community and their commitment to effecting change to ensure that we live in a safer and more inclusive society.
2017 Women's Honour Roll
Twenty four women who have made an outstanding contribution to our community have been included in the 2017 South Australian Women’s Honour Roll publication.
Those included in the 2017 Women's Honour Roll were invited to participate in a presentation ceremony at Government House, at which they were presented with a certificate by the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honorable Hieu van Le AC.
Congratulations to the women included in the 2017 Honour Roll and thank you for your outstanding contribution to our community.
Please click here (PDF 226.2 KB) to download a copy of the 2017 South Australian Women's Honour Roll.
All women nominated will be included on the ongoing list of nominees.
Nominations for the next Honour Roll will open in 2019.
Women's Roll of Honour for the 20th Century in South Australia
In 2001 the International Women's Day Committee (SA) Inc developed the first Honour Roll for South Australian Women: Women's Roll of Honour for the 20th Century in South Australia Volume 1 (PDF 5.0 MB)
SA Australian of the Year
Outstanding women included in the SA Women's Honour Roll are nominated for the Australian of the Year Awards each year to provide national recognition for the contribution they make to the community.
Vicky Welgraven, was a finalist in the SA Australian of the Year 2019 category and was included in the Honour Roll in 2015. Vicky was recognised for her advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and activism to end domestic and family violence.
Lavene Ngatokorua, a Davenport community champion inducted into the SA Women's Honour Roll in 2015, was a finalist in the South Australian Australia's Local Hero 2016 category.
Dr Felicity-ann Lewis, winner of South Australia's Australian of the Year Award 2014, was included in the SA Women's Honour Roll in 2008. Felicity-ann won the 2014 award in recognition of her passion for creating a better, healthier and more inclusive Australia.