- 7 July 1918
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- 13 November 2010
- Community worker
On 29 June 1985 Meta Williams was appointed to the The Order of the British Empire - Officer (Civil) (OBE) for services to the Girl Guide Movement.
Williams' association with Guiding commenced at the end of 1930 when she became a member of the 1st Cooparoo Company (23rd Brisbane) and was enrolled in early 1931. She went on to hold a variety of positions at local, state and national levels.
In 1984 Williams researched and complied the publication The Continuing Challenge: a history of Queensland Guiding from 1919-84 which was launched by Senator Lady Bjelke-Petersen. This was followed by The Continuing Challenge Part 11 1984-91 in 1992 as well as histories of four former State Commissioners' terms of office.
Williams was also a member of the state executive of the YWCA Queensland, member of the Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship in Queensland and the Pan-Pacific and South-East Asia Women's Association (Queensland).
In March 1981 Meta Williams was honoured in being elected Mother of the Year (Queensland).