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Healy, June Marie (1934 - )

OAM

Born
24 June 1934
Claremont, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Servicewoman and Community worker
Alternative Names
  • Davidson, June (maiden name)

Summary

Before enlisting in the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) in 1960, June Healy was a member of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corp. She attended the 9/60 Officer Cadet Course (OCS) and was then posted as Adjutant/Quartermaster at 31 WRAAC Barrack Melbourne and in 1962 to WRAAC School as Adjutant (CMF).

After her marriage to Major John Healy in 1963, June held an assortment of positions, usually in the area of training and office management, wherever her husband was posted. Also she worked as a volunteer on numerous Army Wives Committees and helped in setting up the first Thrift Shop at the Canungra Land Welfare Centre to assist in the funding of the local Girl Guides. In 1978 Healy became a member of the WRAAC Association and has served as the State vice-president and president of the ACT Association. From 1995 until 1999 she was National president. Since 1981 Healy has been a foundation member of the Defence Widows Support Group. This group assists defence widows whose husbands were not killed during war service, did not die of war caused disabilities and therefore do not qualify for a War Widows' Pension. On 11 June 1990 June Healy was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to veterans. In 1994 she became a member of the War Widows' Guild of Australia (ACT) and was State president from 1995 to 1998 and National president from 1998 to 2002.

In October 2002 June Healy joined the Australian Women in War Project representing the War Widows' Guild of Australia.

Details

Events

1949
Graduated from Girdlestone Girls School, Perth
1951 - 1960
Worked for the West Australian Newspaper Limited
1954 - 1960
Served with the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corp (RAANC) (CMF)
1960
Officer cadet at the WRAAC School Sydney (ARA)
1960 - 1965
Served with the Women's Royal Australian Army Corp (WRAAC)
1961
Adjutant Quartermaster 31 WRAAC Barrack Melbourne (ARA)
1963
Married John Boyd Healy
1963
Adjutant WRAAC School Sydney (ARA)
1965
First daughter born
1966 - 1968
Research and Library Assistant at Sandhurst Military Academy (United Kingdom)
1970
Employed in staff training for John P Young and Associates Management Consultants
1971
Birth of second daughter
1972 - 1973
Worked with Cheshire Homes Muscular Dystrophy patients
1972 - 1973
Worked with Singapore Childrens Home abandoned and orphaned children
1972 - 1973
Worked with Tampines Homes - Physically and Mentally Disabled persons
1974
Employed in staff training for Condamine Country Estate Brisbane
1978
Employed in staff training for Village Cinemas Melbourne
1978 - 1981
Member of the Australian Council for Overseas Aid (ACFOA) on the International Disaster Emergency Committee (IDEC)
1980
Member of the International Disaster Emergency Committee of the Australian Council for Overseas Aid
1981
Foundation member of the Defence Widows Support Group
1981 - 1992
Deputy national secretary of the Returned & Services League of Australia
1987
Board member of COTA (Australia)
1990
Board member of the Ryder Cheshire World War Memorial Fund
11 June 1990
Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to veterans
1992 - 1995
National secretary of the Returned & Services League of Australia
1993
Board member of the Life Education Centre
1994
Deputy national president of COTA (Australia)
1995 -
Member of the Veteran's Affairs Medical Ethics Committee
1995
Member of the Response to the Industry Committee Report
1995
Committee member of the Quality Use of Medicines in Nursing Homes Working Party for the Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council
1995
Committee member of the Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council (APAC)
1995
President of the War Widows' Guild ACT
1995
Member of the Respite Care Task Group for Aged Care Australia
1995
Member of the Respite Review Reference Group for the Department of Human Services and Health
1995
Member of the committee for Hospital and Quality Use of Medicines for the Consumer Health Forum
1995
Committee member of "Access" (ACROD)
1995
Committee member of the Hospital Discharge Planning Working Party for the Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council
1995
Member of the Pharmaceutical Project Steering Committee
1995
Member of the Seniors Card Scheme Committee for the Australian Capital Territory Government
1995
Board member of the Heart Foundation (ACT Division)
1995
Board member of the Governing Council RMC Duntroon Society
1995
Member of the Sir Edward Dunlop Medical Research Foundation (ACT)
1995
Qualified reviewer for the Community Health and Accreditation Standards Program (CHASP)
1995
National president of the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps Association (WRAAC)
1996
Board member of ACTION Bus Advisory Committee
1996
Chairperson of the Peer Education Project - Pharmaceuticals
1996 - 1998
National president of the Council on the Ageing (Australia)
1997
Member of the Preventive Care Trial Steering Committee for the Department of Veterans' Affairs
1997
Consumer representative on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Council (PBAC)
1997
Member of the Guild Commercial Limited Pharmacy Intranet Consultative Group
1997
Member of the Disease Management Advisory Committee for the Health Insurance Commission
1998
Honorary secretary of the Heart Foundation (ACT) Division
1998
Honorary president of the Canberra Services Club
1998 - 2002
National president of the War Widows' Guild (Australia)
6 February 2004
Represented the War Widows' Guild of Australia at the dedication of the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial

Sources used to compile this entry: Bomford, Janette, Soldiers of the Queen : women in the Australian Army, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic., 2001, 183 pp; Personal information supplied by June Healy OAM.

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