Centenary celebrations bloom

Centenary celebrations bloom


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DEEP ROOTS: WAB stalwarts Thelma Newman, Strathalbyn, Barbara Schaefer AM, Kimba, and state president Elizabeth Calvert, Manoora, with the rose.

DEEP ROOTS: WAB stalwarts Thelma Newman, Strathalbyn, Barbara Schaefer AM, Kimba, and state president Elizabeth Calvert, Manoora, with the rose.

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REPRESENTATIVES from throughout the state have paid tribute to the spirit of rural women.

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WOMEN in Agriculture and Business representatives from throughout the state have paid tribute to the spirit of rural women.

As part of the year-long celebrations to mark a century since the formation of WAB, the organisation has been honoured with The Spirit of Rural Women Rose.

WAB state president Elizabeth Calvert, Manoora, said the rose was a fitting symbol for the resilience of rural women.

“Rural women are challenged with drought, fire and floods and survive,” she said.

Mrs Calvert said the rose was a plant that thrived in a wide range of environments, as did rural women, while the perfume reflected the nurturing aspects of women – caring for the land and environment.

It was planted in a garden in North Adelaide during a ceremony that attracted former and present members of WAB from throughout the state.

The rose is available for sale online or through Wagners Rose Nursery, Kalangadoo, or Knight’s Roses, Evanston.

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