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Cooper, Mavis Dawn

OBE

Born
Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Community worker
Alternative Names
  • Price, Mavis (maiden name)

Summary

Mavis Cooper, née Price, was born in Bairnsdale, Victoria and grew up in Melbourne. She trained as a nurse and moved to Jamestown, South Australia after she met her future husband, a farmer, on holiday there. After joining the Country Women's Association's choir in 1957, she was soon an office holder in the local branch. She progressed from Branch President to State President in 1974 and then National President in 1977. Mavis Cooper was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 14 June 1980 for service to the Country Women's Association.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/aCooper%2C+Mavis+Dawn/acooper+mavis+dawn/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=acooper+mavis+dawn&1,1, accessed 2004-01-30.

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Interview with Mavis Dawn Cooper [sound recording] Interviewer: June Donovan, OH 250/8; Cooper, Mavis Dawn; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Robin Secomb

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