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Women gather on Australia Day

Report, photos Danella BevisCountryman

A catch-up over a cup of tea and a slice of cake was on the agenda for Country Women's Association members who gathered to celebrate Australia Day.

As part of a service held at The Church of the Resurrection in Swanbourne, Brookton farmer Ellen Walker addressed CWA members who had travelled to the city from across the State.

Ellen said she felt honoured to speak at the event because her grandmother and aunty had been active CWA members, just one organisation which displayed typical Australian values like mateship.

"You don't have to look far in the country to find someone who shows the true Aussie spirit," she said.

Ellen spoke about the disconnection between city consumers and understanding where food came from, as well as the effort that went into producing it.

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The Eastern Hills Jarrah Guides were awarded for service to the community while the Geraldton Abrolhos Girl Guides received the Service to Guides WA award as part of the CWA's WA Youth Dual Service Awards 2011.

The 4th Armadale Starlight Guides and the Willetton Sunshine Guides were also commended for their community service.

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